Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sprinkles Chocolate Cupcakes

There is a bakery in Beverly Hills called Sprinkles Cupcakes. They make cupcakes, and that is it. They have become very popular, and have since started opening bakeries around the country. I have never been to one, I just heard about the famous bakery from cooking blogs and I read and cooking shows I watch. Anyway, moving along to why all this is relevant to you...
I got a really cool gift for Christmas. My mom got me a terra cotta pot and filled it with kitchen and cooking stuff. It was the funnest gift to get and go through!! Gourmet cooking mixes, fancy utensils, gift cards to the nice grocery stores (that I never let myself go to anymore :( It was great!!! Well, in the basket was Sprinkles Cupcake mix, actual Sprinkles Cupcakes mix. They sell it at Williams-Sonoma.
I got two mixes- dark chocolate and red velvet. I know!!! I was very excited, especially about the Red Velvet. This is what comes in the container. A package of cupcake mix, instructions for make the cupcakes AND for instructions for making the icing that they make with that cupcake at their bakery. It also comes with their signature candy that they put on all their cupcakes.
So cute!!!
I made the chocolate cupcakes a few days ago. Mmmm
All you need is the mix, butter, milk and ingredients for frosting.
Line your 12 cup muffin tin with liners.
Cream the butterAdd in the mixPour in the milk
Give your son a beater because he is NUTS about batterBake for 20-22 minutes at 350
I frosted them with my vanilla icing. I knew it would be too rich for me with the chocolate frosting they give you a recipe for on the sheet.

YUM!! The chocolate cupcakes are rich, moist and decadent. I can't eat more than one. One for breakfast, one after lunch, well, you get the idea.
What a great gift idea for a baker! The mixes are $14, which is way more than you would spend at the grocery store, but also the cupcakes are so much better than what you would get at the frocery store.


Kristin Cook said...

I've been craving a GOOD cupcake I know where to get one!...or at least the mix :) Thanks!!!

Caitlin said...

Those look AWESOME! The finished cupcake is so adorable! I'm glad they turned out great. Did you make the red velvet yet? That was the one I was looking forward to...

Ashley N said...

I'm obsessed with Sprinkles cupcakes. That's literally the only place in Dallas that I can give people directions on how to get there. You should definitely make a trip soon :)