Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake wells with papers and set aside.

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

2 cups sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup veggie oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water

In bowl of mixer place sugar,flour,cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Add milk, eggs, veggie oil and vanilla. Beat on medium for about 3 minutes. By hand stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Fill each cupcake liner with 1/4 cup of batter and bake at 350 degrees 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes and the remove from pans and continue to cool till completely cool.

CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES

24 clean large strawberries

1 cup chocolate candy melts

Wash strawberries dry and set on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. In a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments melt chocolates, stirring in between till smooth and glossy. Dip berries in chocolate, place back on parchment paper and place in fridge to set up.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

12 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature

2 tsp vanilla

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

In bowl of mixer cream together cream cheese and butter on medium for about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and mix till combined. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.

ASSEMBLY

Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate jimmies.

ENJOY! 🙂

 

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