These dainty confections, iced pale purple, are fit for a modern-day queen.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

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  • Put butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until smooth. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.

  • With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate and sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined.

  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake until set and a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool completely.

  • Spoon icing over cupcakes, covering tops completely. Let set, about 1 hour. Decorate with sugared flowers. Cupcakes can be stored in single layers in airtight containers for up to 2 days.

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Reviews (10)

70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2011
The brownie recipe is simple and amazing! Unfortunately I decided to put lavender oil in the batter and it overpowered the chocolate flavor :( This is the first time I've worked with lavender.
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06/04/2010
I made these... the brownie part was wonderful... but... The icing was very runny (and a little granular) and didn't set overnight. I don't doubt it was me... not the recipe... so please don't let this hinder you from making these beautiful cupcakes! Can anyone tell me what happened? Thanks!
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06/04/2010
I made these... the brownie part was wonderful... but... The icing was very runny (and a little granular) and didn't set overnight. I don't doubt it was me... not the recipe... so please don't let this hinder you from making these beautiful cupcakes! Can anyone tell me what happened? Thanks!
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03/26/2010
Their supposed to be flat..
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03/25/2010
I have just tried the recipe. The cakes rose and then dropped flat. The flavour is delicious but I cannot serve to my guests. Is it because there is so little flour or what?
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05/13/2009
Any tried to adjust to high alititude? I've tried this recipe 3 times now, with 3 different adjustments and they keep falling. They taste great, but I want them to look gorgeous too. I live in Colorado, so about 5,000 ft.
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01/13/2009
This is one stick of butter(Equals 8 tablespoons) and then 2 and a half more tablespoons of butter. Measuremens are on the paper around the butter.
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05/15/2008
What is 10 1/2 Tablespoons equavalent too?
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04/14/2008
Cupcakes were delicious and beautiful but I only got 15 (not 24) out of the recipe, using standard muffin tins. :(
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12/27/2007
make these for spring charity party
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