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!



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Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

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

Ingredients:

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

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

Directions:

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.