Monday, January 11, 2010

Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

While going through some photos I realized I never posted these cupcakes! They are too delicious, not to share. I made these to take to the hospital to celebrate the arrival of my friends new babies. Yup, I said BABIES! Triplets! Remember the Peas in the Pod Cupcakes I made a while back for her baby shower? Well the babies arrived on Nov 19th, and were all home by Christmas Day! I was lucky enough to live within walking distance to the hospital, so I got to visit quite often while they were there and I got to see their tiny cuteness up close and personal. I thought the mini chocolate chips speckling the mini cupcakes were a perfect way to welcome such itty bitty babies into the world! Congrats Melissa & Jamie!

This chocolate frosting is so creamy and delicious, it paired perfectly with the moist & delicious cupcakes. Make these today, and you won’t be disappointed!


Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

adapted from Perfect Cupcakes
Yields: 16 mini or approx 6 regular sized cupcakes


1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tins with liners.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; then add chocolate chips. In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg, then add milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Divide among the prepared cups.

Bake until the tops spring back when lightly tapped, 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For Frosting: In a small bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside. In a medium bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

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13 Responses to “Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes”

  1. 1
    One Particular Kitchen — January 11, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    I kind of want to crawl through the screen and eat one of these. YUM!!

  2. 2
    Stephanie — January 11, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    those are so cute & sound like the perfect little dessert!

  3. 3
    Sarah — January 11, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    I think I need some of these right now!! 🙂 They look so yummy!

  4. 4
    farawayfoodies — January 11, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    These look soooo yummy! You're right, perfect for welcoming triplets!

  5. 5
    Memória — January 11, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    Why have I never thought of having chocolate chip cupcakes? These sound and look fantastic. Thanks!

  6. 6
    Jessica {The Novice Chef} — January 14, 2010 @ 12:14 am

    These look delicious! And I love the pictures! Such perfect swirls 🙂

  7. 7
    Erin — January 16, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    I need to buy a mini-muffin pan to make cute bites like this. That icing looks so creamy and chocolaty! Enjoy playing with all those little babies 🙂

  8. 8
    Carey — February 26, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    For the frosting, is that 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar?


    • Erin replied: — February 26th, 2010 @ 11:45 am

      Yes, WHOOPS! It’s been corrected. Thanks!

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    rein — January 24, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    i made these in regular cupcake pans and they were horrible!
    They were spongy, the chocolate chips gobbed together, they sunk in the middle… disaster! : (

    • Erin replied: — January 25th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

      I’m really sorry you had that experience! I loved them, as did my friend I brought them to. I might have enough mini-chocolate chips at home, perhaps I’ll make these again, just to make sure all the measurements are correct.

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    Tolu — October 23, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    These came out perfectly and were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Erin Wilburn replied: — October 27th, 2013 @ 10:06 am

      Thank you for the comment, I’m glad you enjoyed!

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