This Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes Recipe came from a childhood memory. When I was a kid growing up in Southern California, we would head up to Big Bear for skiing and mountain fun. One of the big treats would be a stop at Belloti’s Bakery for Million Dollar Ding Dongs.
Chocolate cupcake, a mile high spiral of fluffy white icing, all covered with a shell of milk chocolate. I could eat an embarrassing amount of them. (This might go a long way to explaining my inability to fit into a bikini…)
So… now I’m all grown up (hahahaha) and living in Northern California, too far to make a trip to Belotti’s… so I have to come up with a recipe for my own dipped cupcakes.
It took a few tries (thanks to all my taste testers out there!) But I think I may have gotten it.
Added bonus… I made some Mini Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes too… Just pop one in your mouth, and the flavor explodes…YUM!!
Quick Look at Contents
Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes Recipe….
Serve your Cupcakes in Style!
Step by Step Photos…. to clarify the directions
Making White Mountain Frosting
Boil the Sugar for White Mountain Icing…It needs to reach 242 degrees F
White Mountain Frosting When it’s All Whipped Up
It will be nice and stiff… tastes sweet… like melted marshmallows.
To Fill the Center of the Cupcake with Frosting
Stick the Tip of the Pastry Bag into the Cupcake
Squeeze the pastry bag to get the Frosting in to the cupcake. Just a quick squeeze…(If you’ve exploded a cupcake, you’ll know how much is too much.)
Filled Cupcake Looks Like This
I frosted Cupcakes to look like this… just a quick swirl. If you don’t have a pastry bag… you can slather it on with a knife, and skip filling the cupcakes.
Now…. put the cupcakes on a tray or baking pan, and set them in the freezer.
Make sure the frosting is FROZEN… or you’ll make a mess
Dip the Frozen Cupcakes
Let Rest on a Rack
You can make Mini Dipped Cupcakes!
Bake mini chocolate cupcakes… same stuff, different sized pan… shorter time
Spread frosting on them… Freeze
And then Dip
For those of you Who like the Idea… But Want a shortcut…..
Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes- The Easy Way
Use a cake mix… and bake the cupcakes
Use a can of frosting…Just spread the frosting on the cupcakes, don’t bother with a pastry bag and filling the cakes
Prepare dip like in recipe
Dip Cupcakes… EAT