Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tea on Tuesday : Mississippi Mud Cupcakes

* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 1 cup butter
* 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 4 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
* Chocolate Frosting

1. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

3. Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

4. Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

5. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until puffed. Sprinkle evenly with 2 cups miniature marshmallows, and bake 5 more minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, and cool cupcakes in muffin pans 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans, and place on wire rack. Drizzle warm cakes evenly with 1 1/4 cups Chocolate Frosting, and sprinkle with toasted pecans. Reserve remaining 3/4 cup frosting for another use.

Note: To serve remaining Chocolate Frosting over pound cake or ice cream, microwave reserved 3/4 cup Chocolate Frosting in a medium-size microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 15 seconds or until warm.

~~yummy recipe and photo from: bhg.com~~

1 comment:

Linda said...

This is a fabulous recipe! I love the cupcake idea -- a brand new take on the old Mississippi Mud Cake I made for many years to take to family reunions!