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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. alexandra's kitchen says:

    I love anything mini. Somehow it always tastes better. i think that’s probably more mental than anything, but still. Beautiful cake!

  2. Ingrid says:

    Cute cake. I saw that buttercream recipe over at Em’s blog. Guess I really do need to give it a try.

  3. Marthe says:

    This minicake is soooo cute!!!

  4. pigpigscorner says:

    Aww that’s cute. Looks really chocolatey and delicious!

  5. Megan says:

    What a pretty looking cake! The layering is beautiful, not to mention it looks absolutely delicious!

  6. Hayley says:

    So cute and girly…I love it!

  7. pinkstripes says:

    What a perfect looking mini-cake! Well done!

  8. Dawn says:

    too cute!

  9. ~Mrs. Guru~ says:

    Looks delicious!

  10. Engineer Baker says:

    As you probably well know, I’m a sucker for minis, and that cake is just adorable. Lucky boyfriend!