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Friday, July 13, 2012

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

I made these for my son's last day of preschool.  The coolest thing about these is how much they look like ice cream, as well as the insane amount of frosting per cupcake.  They were a big hit with the kids! They also were very easy.

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
Adapted from Living Locurto

Your Favorite chocolate cupcake recipe
12 oz chocolate chips
24 maraschino cherries, well drained

2 sticks butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
Beans scraped from one vanilla bean
a few drops of ivory gel food color

In the bowl of a mixer, mix butter, vanilla, vanilla bean, and milk until well blended and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for a minute or two, until fully combined and fluffy. Place frosting in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
Remove the frosting from the refrigerator and spoon it on top of cupcakes. It looks just like ice cream!
Now melt some chocolate chips. Drizzle over the frosting, then place a cherry on top, and add sprinkles.  You want your chocolate to harden.

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