Monday, April 1, 2013

Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes

Yesterday, I got it in my brain that I wanted to make some chocolate mousse filled cupcakes to take over to some friends' house. Actually, the thought started out as a layer cake with a chocolate mousse layer and then morphed into filled cupcakes. Cupcakes just sounded more exciting to me at the moment, so this is what I threw together, using my new favorite cupcake recipe from Pastry Affair. It's moist and delicious - you gotta check it out: Pastry Affair's Vanilla Cupcakes.

Definitely knew I wanted chocolate mousse filling but also knew I didn't want to mess with raw eggs, so I found this uber easy recipe from Food.com. Ridiculously easy and makes a super yummy filling: Food.com's Easy Mousse Cake Filing, Any Flavor. I used Jell-o Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding and Organic Valley Heaving Whipping Cream. Mmmm.


And then, of course, I needed to figure out how to actually fill these babies. This is where I got schooled: Annie's Eats: How to Make Filled Cupcakes. I just used the simple knife technique and it worked out quite well!


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I really wanted to make my own frosting, and even did, but was not happy with the way it turned out (still have yet to find myself a realllllllllllllllllllllllllly yummy vanilla frosting recipe). I have a great buttercream one I use often (Whipperberry's Simple Vanilla Buttercream Recipe), but Little Sis just isn't crazy about buttercream. Please feel free to share if you know of one that I could try! So with the clock tickin' like it was, I went to my go-to store-bought Betty Crocker's Whipped Vanilla Frosting. It is seriously my favorite frosting and it tastes SOOOOO good and always comes out oh so pretty. Thank goodness I always keep some on-hand! Which reminds me, I have to update my grocery list. :)

Update 6/19/13: Just wanted to give you an idea about amounts:
2 batches of cupcakes + 1 batch of chocolate mousse filling + 2 tubs of frosting = 36 cupcakes, with a little frosting to spare :)

I started them at about 11am, of course had to run to the grocery store to pick up a couple items and they were ready to go by 1pm. Not too shabby if I do say so myself! Here's the batch I packed up to take over. The ones with blue sprinkles are not filled, just in case someone wasn't a fan of chocolate mousse (like Little Sis):

And a close-up of one lovely cupcake:

and what it looked like on the inside:

 and my fancy shot:

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Gotta say that these were a big hit by all, except Little Sis who has yet to try one because she hasn't been feeling well. You can bet we're saving her one!


Also, anyone have any ideas what I can do with the scooped out cupcake parts, aside from eating them up slowly (which is what I've inadvertently been doing)? :)

Update 5/29/13: Made yet another batch of these delicious things and took some new pix and just had to share. The white topped ones are the Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes. The pink sprinkled ones are just plain vanilla cupcakes because that's what Little Sis prefers (the horror!) and the ones to the right are...


... a teaser for Oreo Cupcakes I experimented with.


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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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22 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! The centers that you have left could be used in an attractive trifle dish of some kind. :)

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    1. Thank you, Creating=Less Stress! :) And thanks for the suggestion - i'll have to go google trifle now. haha!

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  2. Yum, those cupcakes look good......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. Thanks so much for this! Wow. Love it. Linda

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    1. My pleasure, Linda! Thanks for hosting! :)

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    1. :) They're quite tasty, if I do say so myself. haha! Thanks so much for stopping by, Kim! :)

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  5. Oh my! They look scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/creativehomeacre11.html

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  6. Those look very good! Use the left overs for a bread pudding. Following you back on GFC!

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  7. Those look amazing! YUM! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

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  8. Those are super easy! I'm always intimidated by filled anything, but your method for filling the cupcakes looks so darn easy.

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  9. OMG - these look scrumptious !!
    I wish I could grab one and eat :)

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  10. These look absolutely delicious! Pinned it to my dessert board. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  11. YUM! I need to have these! Saw you over at Tuesdays Table!

    Would love to have you come over and link up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! We are live right now ;) http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/07/super-sunday-party-5/

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  12. Yum! Pinning! Found you are Who Needs a Cape.

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  13. So...yeah. If you need a taste-tester I am available! Although I would have rolled the scooped out parts into one big sphere then eaten it like an apple, you could use it as the base for a shortcake-type recipe?
    Pinning these :) and stopping by from Super Sunday.
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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  14. What a great idea! :) I love the use of the Jello pudding! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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