Kitkat cupcakes

I’ll be completely honest when I say I have a sweet tooth. But truthfully who doesn’t? Especially when it comes to a party, where cake or cupcakes is a must! But just how costly can satisfying our sweet tooth get? The answer is: not very much at all, if prepared from home.
Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flower
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 6 individual kit-kat bars broken in half

Frosting:

  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 6-7 individual kit-kat bars crushed

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Now the key ingredient here, is the espresso! The espresso combined with the cocoa powder will enhance the flavor.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and oil until smooth. Mix in the egg vanilla, buttermilk, and gradually add the flour mix previously prepared bit by bit.
  3. Pour the batter into a cupcake tray half way. For each liner, place one half of a kit kat bar. Fill the remainder of the liner with batter for each cupcake. Bake for 16-18 min or until the batter does not stick to a toothpick.
  4. While the cupcakes bake, prepare frosting. In a bowl, beat together butter, heavy cream, sugar, extract, and salt until smooth. Add in crushed kit-kat pieces and beat together.
  5. Once the cupcakes are cooled down, they are ready to be frosted. Serve immediately or 1 hour after the frosting has set to chill.

Et voila, have a break, have a kit-kat cupcake, approved by yours truly – S.

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