Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Batter Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Brownie Batter Frosting

Okay, so yesterday I told you about the Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley. Today I am talking cupcakes. I baked and frosted more than I have ever before. My list of ingredient included 22 eggs, 18 sticks of butter, 3 lbs of powdered sugar, 6 boxes of cake mix and 4 boxes of brownie mix! I baked 13 dozen cupcakes and made 16 pounds of frosting. It was awesome! The cupcake I am sharing today is a Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcake.

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Samoa Cupcake Shooters

Samoa Cupcakes Shooters

Cupcakes never go to waste in my house, well as much as I can help it, but I can’t eat them all myself! Earlier this week, I made the Thin Mint Mini Cakes and I had leftover cake. So I made some Samoa Cupcake Shooters to continue on with Girl Scout Cookie week!

Now, when I was a Girl Scout, we called these Caramel Delights. No one here knows what I am talking about when I say Caramel Delights, so for this post, I am going with Samoas!

Samoa Cupcakes Shooters

These are pretty easy to make and they taste AH-mazing. Between the chocolate, caramel and coconut, your mouth will be watering for more. Here is what you need:

2-3 C Chocolate cake crumbs

6 Samoa cookies

1/2 C Chocolate ganache or melting chocolate

1/2 C Caramel sauce (I used Smuckers)

1/2 C Toasted Coconut

1 batch Coconut Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Thin Mint Cookie Mini Cakes

Thin mint frosting

Calling all cookie lovers! When I was a little girl, I joined the Girl Scouts as a Brownie Scout and participated until I was in fifth grade. I always loved selling cookies, but in my town, we would sell door to door to our neighbors. It is quite the opposite in California, so I learned after my first year here that I had to find where the Girl Scouts would be selling cookies. I gotta have myself some Thin Mints!

I wanted to try something different with my Thin Mints this year, and since I am a major fan of frosting, I thought this would be a no brainer. I am absolutely in love with these, because the combination of the cake and the frosting reminds me of mint chip ice cream; which is my all time favorite ice cream.

Thin Mint frosting

 I used my go-to chocolate cake recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor and baked it in a 9×13” pan. You can plan this out ahead of time by deciding what size cakes you are going to make to see how many you will get out of your pan. My recipe makes 12 mini cakes.

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Valentine’s Day Roundup

Well folks, the week is upon us. SPRING BREAK! While some schools are on vacation this week, and some school next week, I am declaring this week spring break for Beyond Frosting. I will return next week with all new sugary treats to tease your taste buds.

In the meantime, I’ve got all you need here for desserts and sweet treats to surprise your Valentine. First lets start with the most popular post this month!

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes 

Valentine's day cupcake

If Chocolate isn’t your thing we’ve got: Poppable Cake Batter Bites

I hope you didn’t miss the Man-Cakes (Chocolate Guinness Stout Cupcakes)

If you need a decoration idea, check out the Airhead Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake toppers

How about some sweet Rice Krispies Snack Mix?

Do you like chocolate dipped strawberries? Me to!

How about chocolate dipped pretzels?

I hope you guys have a great week weather it’s your spring break or not!

Chocolate Guinness Stout Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese and Bacon (Man-cakes)

Guinness Stout Cupcakes

Maple cream cheese plus bacon plus Guinness Stout and chocolate makes for one great cupcakes

Valentines day doesn’t have to be all red and pink. Sometimes we need to make our men some man-cakes.  These cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a hint of Guinness Stout topped with maple cream cheese and bacon. I myself am not a fan of Guinness, or dark beers in general, but I am totally hooked on these cupcakes. You can smell the stout oozing out of them.

I scoured the Internet looking for the best stout cupcake recipe. I knew I wanted something with a hint of espresso, and I have heard that it really enhances the chocolate flavors. I ended up choosing one from the blog, My Baking Addiction. Head over to her blog for the stout cupcake recipe.

Guinness Stout Cupcake

Guinness Stout Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese and Bacon

Here is what you will need for these cupcakes:  Continue reading