Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes

I did not want to keep ya'll in suspense for too here are the recipes for Lady Gaga's going away cupcakes!! We took my sister to the airport this morning. It was a sad morning for sure but once she gets settled over there, I'm sure she will do just fine. She is so great at her job and she will soon fall in love with the children she is teaching. She is made to do that job and we love her so much!

Martha Stewart's Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla.
4. Reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternating with sour cream, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
5. Divide batter among cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup of solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup of butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon of clear vanilla extract
4 cups of sifted confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons of milk
A couple handfuls of Heath toffee bits
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1. In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer.
2. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
3. Add cocoa powder, Heath bits and the rest of the milk and beat until just mixed.
4. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

These cupcakes were delicious and 12 did not last long at the party. I should have made more but I wasn't sure how they would turn out. The cupcakes are dense and chocolately. The icing is rich and the Heath bits give it some crunch. Yummy!! Try these out ya'll! You won't regret it. :)


  1. Thank you, it is a sweet as promised, and I can't wait to make these. I love when a Heath Bar is used in a recipe, it makes it so decadent with the crunch.
    My thighs are forever appreciative.

  2. Oooh...I love Heath bits...I sometimes buy the bags of them to just have as a snack!!! Thanks girl! Have a fab day!

  3. Seriously, that icing! Yum, yum, give me some!!

  4. I can't wait to make these. They look and sound outstanding. I love anything with toffee in it. Thanks for the recipe!


  5. Good luck to your sister. These look majorily yummy, I'm going to make them later this week!

  6. I might have to have a cupcake party sometime soon. This recipe looks so good, but I might eat all of them if not forced to share!

  7. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Oh yum girl! My hubby would absolutely love these!! I will have to try them. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

  9. Okay why do you insist on torturing me like this? Just teasing! With a few baby lbs to still shed before summer think I'll just have to make these little devils for the hubs. But, I'll be forced to sample one just to make sure they're edible! Have a good one!

  10. Those look absolutely divine!!! I have such a weakness for cupcakes, and if you put heath bar on top, I'm done for!

  11. OMG those look amazing! I definitely need to try that recipe, SOON!

  12. I love cupcakes! These look delish!


  13. Sounds deee-lish! Making me very hungry around lunchtime, I must say. ;)

  14. we have homecoming in two weeks. Guess I should practice to make perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Guess I know what we will be posting on Friday!!

  16. Those look amazing!! I am drooling over the computer :)

  17. oh ymmo. i think i need to make these this weekend!

  18. Oh, why do you do this to me?! These look delicious! Must make these soon! Maybe I'll just lick the batter, and give the actual cupcakes to a friend. :)

  19. goodness gracious- I'm with Southern Prep- whyyyyy! haha! These look to good to resist- looks like I'm going to be making cupcakes this weekend :)

  20. ohmigoodness, YUM! my mom doesn't really like sweets, but she has a weakness for heath bars, so i may be making these for a mother's day treat!