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This week, I made cupcakes for the boyfriend’s co-workers. I used the Hershey’s recipe from the back of the cocoa powder can and topped them with Buttercream Dream frosting. I had a little batter left over, so I spooned it into a 4 inch springform pan and baked until it passed the toothpick test. The boyfriend requested chocolate frosting for his mini cake, but his co-workers wanted vanilla on the cupcakes. I have made the Buttercream Dream frosting numerous times since Em posted it on her blog. Whenever I needed chocolate frosting, I would simply add cocoa powder to taste and some brown gel dye to color. This time I decided to experiment and folded in melted semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate into the vanilla Buttercream Dream. This was simply delicious and in my opinion was much more rich and chocolate-y than the cocoa powder version. I removed about 1 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting and melted a little less than 1/4 cup chocolate chips then basically folded it in to taste. I sliced the mini cake in half, frosted the center with vanilla frosting and then frosted the entire cake in the chocolate version. I pushed chocolate sprinkles into the sides of the cake and voilà…I had one mini cake coated in chocolate frosting! This cake and frosting combination is always a big hit, in fact one of his co-workers ate 6…yes I said 6 cupcakes in one 12 hour work day!
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  1. Lori says:

    Oh my! That looks so delicious.

  2. Deborah W says:

    That is simply adorable! And looks yummy….thx for sharing!

  3. Chic Cookies says:

    This cake kept catching my eye so much on foodgawker and tastespotting I HAD to post about it on my edible crafts blog, part of (You can see your post at It just looks so ridiculously yummy!!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Sweet as Coco says:

    This is so so cute! Im a big fan of the mini cake(ok Im a fan of mini ANYTHING!)

  5. Maria says:

    I love mini stuff! The cake is adorable!!