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Mini Morsel Cupcakes

From NESTLE

Makes 24 cupcakes

Perfect for taking to school or for birthday celebrations, these chocolate Mini Morsel Cupcakes are topped with creamy chocolate frosting and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened, divided

3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

4 large eggs

1 1/4 cups 2% milk, divided

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided

2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use cupcake liners or grease 24 muffin cups.

2.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, 1 cup (2 sticks) butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1 cup milk. Stir in 3/4 cup morsels. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

3.Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pans for 10 minutes on wire racks; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

4.Microwave 1 cup morsels in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Beat powdered sugar, remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, remaining 1/4 cup milk, remaining teaspoon vanilla extract and melted chocolate in small mixing bowl until creamy.

5.Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup morsels.

 

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