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Chocolate Cupcakes with Penuche Filling

chocolate cupcakes with penuche filling Dessert
Chocolate Cupcakes with Penuche Filling
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

A layer of penuche creates frosted chocolate cupcakes reminiscent of a delicious mini layered cake. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 29, 2012
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Reynolds™ Baking Cups

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
teaspoon vanilla

Filling and Garnish

1
cup butter or margarine
2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup milk
4
cups powdered sugar
1
oz grated semisweet baking chocolate, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place Reynolds Baking Cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and cool cupcakes as directed on box for 24 cupcakes--except add vanilla to batter.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Pour mixture into medium bowl; refrigerate 1 hour or until lukewarm, about 90°F.
  • 3
    Beat powdered sugar into cooled brown sugar mixture with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. If filling becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. If filling is too soft, cover; return to refrigerator 15 minutes to firm up.
  • 4
    Remove Reynolds Baking Cups from cupcakes. Using serrated knife, cut each cupcake in half horizontally, being careful not to break either half. Place heaping 1 tablespoon filling on each cupcake base. Replace rounded cupcake tops. Pipe or spoon rounded 1 tablespoon frosting onto cupcake tops. Garnish with grated chocolate. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Reynolds StayBrite Baking Cups are fashion-inspired designs that won’t fade during baking.
  • The word penuche comes from a Mexican word meaning "raw sugar" or "brown sugar." It is used to describe a fudgelike candy made from brown sugar, butter, milk or cream and vanilla.
  • It's important to refrigerate the cooked brown sugar mixture to lukewarm (about 90°F). This will give you the proper consistency when the powdered sugar is beaten in.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
45g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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