It’s kind of impossible to improve upon a classic cupcake. Fluffy cake, topped with the perfect amount of frosting—what’s not to love? But sometimes, I’m just not into frosting. Enter: chocolate glaze.
When developing a chocolate cupcake recipe for My First Cookbook, we talked a lot about the frosting. Frosting cupcakes with kids is a fun project, but it is also a project. Giving their cupcakes a quick dunk in a bowl of chocolate glaze was much easier for our kid testers to do than frosting them with a traditional frosting. That left us with a chocolate glazed cupcake recipe easy enough for a 5- to 8-year-old to tackle and an easy new cupcake-topping option for me too.
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We make our chocolate glaze with a simple mixture of ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted in the microwave for 2 minutes on 50 percent power and stirred to combine. After dipping the cupcakes, the glaze sets and hardens, ready to serve.
I personally love the chocolate-on-chocolate combo, but you can use this simple glaze to top your cupcake of choice.
Chocolate Glazed CupcakesThese moist chocolate cupcakes will please adults and your youngest chefs. The dippable chocolate glaze is an easy way for kids to top these treats.
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