Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cupcakes



The theme for this week's Cupcake Challenge on Hoosier Homemade is Cake Mix. I decided to turn ordinary cake mix special by using it as the foundation for Chocolate Mousse-filled Cupcakes. I baked regular yellow cake cupcakes and filled them with chocolate mousse. I then iced them with vanilla buttercream and added some mini chocolate chips. I took pictures along the way in case anyone was interested in a little tutorial of sorts.



Start with regular yellow cake mix which you then use to fill the cupcakes a little more than halfway in order to get this size cupcake.



Prepare chocolate mousse following the directions on the package.



Fill a pastry bag, fitted with a number #12 tip, with the chocolate mousse.



Push the tip about halfway into the cupcake and squeeze until you feel some resistance.

This is what the filled cupcakes look like when they are done. Not very pretty, yet!


Once you have filled all the cupcakes with mousse, frost them as usual with your icing of preferrence. I picked vanilla buttercream.



The last touch is to sprinkle the top of the cupcakes with some mini chocolate chips.



These cupcakes are very moist and everyone loves the surprise inside!

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14 comments:

idesign said...

yum! :) i love making filled cupcakes, so much better than regular :)

Bree said...

Mmmmmmm....I want some :)- dry cupcakes are the worst! They look so cute but then you bite into them and yuck, those I would LOVE to try! :)- www.breebee.com

HoosierHomemade said...

Yum! I love chocolate mousse, and your cupcake look really good! Thanks so much for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday and the Challenge!
~Liz

Kim -today's creative blog said...

those look very yummy! Love the blue paper. Thanks for linking.

Kim said...

Yummy! Now I am really hungry...you stink. I wish you lived on my street so I could just pop over and eat your delicious creations while we talk about sewing and crafting while our kids play. Sounds like a plan. Are you ready to move?

The Hills said...

Ooh, they look great! Definitely making these this weekend!

MessyMissy said...

Oooo, those are trouble!! Thanks for the instructions!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a wonderfully simple way to get a classy cupcake.

My Fashion Fun said...

Those look delicious! I definately want to try and do those now. Thanks for the demo

Heather Bredimus said...

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Leigh said...

They look delicious! I'm going to have to try them sometime.

madelynmarie said...

Yummy! Those look SO good!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Mmmmmm I have a GREAT mousse recipe. I hadn't thought about putting it in my cupcakes. I might become a cupcake love with this mixture! Thank you for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Leslie said...

Oh these look so YUMMY! I love how cute they turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!