Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes

A few months ago I had these amazing cupcakes at a friend's house.  They are full of chocolate and frosted with  a  decadent chocolate frosting with toffee chips,  so rich and chocolaty.  They are perfect for anyone's chocolate cravings.

I wanted to take some goodies to the nursing home staff, who lovingly took wonderful care of my Mom and Dad for 6 years, a small token of my appreciation.  I made these cupcakes and they are amazing. Whether you want to make these for your family or just eat chocolate, you will love these cupcakes!

I also made a batch of Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes  and Fight Back Brownies.  I am taking these all in the mini sizes, which are much more fun. Hopefully, the staff will have a taste of sweetness and my family's appreciation.

Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes makes 24 cupcakes/350 degree oven  Adapted from Chocolaty and Taste of Home
2c. flour
2c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (1 stick room temp)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 c mini chocolate chip morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Measure all ingredients except eggs and chocolate morsels, in mixing bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high again  for 2 minutes.
5. Stir in chocolate morsels. until mixed.

Measure out into cupcake pan with liners, using a 2" ice cream scoop for filling.  Bake for about 15-20 min. until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan slightly and then transfer to a rack to cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Toffee Frosting
1 stick butter, room temperature
4 c. confectioner's sugar
1/4 c. milk, more or less
1 1/4 c English toffee bits. Divided.

Combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup cocoa mixture until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and remaining cocoa mixture; beat until desired spreading consistency is reached. Stir in 3/4 cup toffee bits. Frost cupcakes. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Top with remaining toffee bits before serving

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#18
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  1. That is so incredibly sweet of you to think of the staff that way and to give them a gift of baked love. Both sets of cupcakes look delicious, as do the brownies, but you know I'd be grabbing the strawberry lemonade ones!

    1. Christiane-That's right you don't like chocolate:) You would love the Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, so good, and they aren't chocolate:)

  2. You are so nice! What a great person you are. All of this looks incredible!

    1. Thanks, Raven,
      I love to bake, and I like the instant gratification that I get from it.

  3. How sweet Becky! Love your kindness, and I am sure that everybody loved your cupcakes and brownies because everything look incredibly tasty!

    1. Sandra,
      All of these cupcakes and brownies were so good! I just love to bake.

  4. I am sure all of these treats will be a welcome sight. It really does take a special person to be a care giver and in that profession they probably are not appreciated enough. However, these treats truly convey your heartfelt thanks and I am sure it made their day. Your kindness will most likely come back four fold. I am proud to have you as a blogger friend.

    1. Tina,
      Thank you for your kind words. You are a dear friend I wanted to thank the staff for the wonderful loving care, that my Dad received, and I did that through baking goodies.

  5. Wow everything looks so delicious, especially those chocolate toffee cupcakes! Yummy! :)

    1. Kelly,
      The Chocolate Toffee are wonderful, full of chocolate and toffee flavors.
      You'll have to try them.

  6. These cupcakes look like a dream - chocolate and toffee? Yum :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      The Chocolate Toffee cupcakes are divine, with lots of chocolate and toffee chops:)

  7. I'm sure the staff is going to go crazy for these yummy treats. I'm sure baking all of them is helping you too. Hoping things are getting a little easier for you.

    1. Gina,
      You know that baking is my therapy and I love to bake. Baking all of these goodies will be my way of showing my appreciation for the care that my Dad received.

  8. love these I could surely overdose on these cupbakes yummo!

  9. Claudia,

    These Chocolate Toffee cupcakes could be addicting!

  10. I have half a bag of Toffee chips in my cupboard just waiting for the perfect recipe to use them. I think I just found it!! Hope you're having a good week...but how could you not be with these gorgeous cupcakes on hand?

  11. Wendy,
    I did save a few cupcakes out, before i took them to the nursing home yesterday. they are amazing. You would do your toffee chips proud making these cupcakes:)

    Have a great weekend!

  12. How sweet of you Becky! I'm pretty sure the nurses really appreciate your way of thanking them for taking care of your parents.
    Everything looks delicious!

    1. Roxana,

      Thank you. The nurses were very appreciative of all the goodies.


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