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    filed under: Cupcakes on July 3, 2013

    I have such a fun treat for you!  Literally.

    While I am busy unpacking and cleaning and organizing and taking care of my five sweet blessings, Miss Carla was kind enough to share these delectable cupcakes!

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    Hi! My name is Carla and I am addicted to Biscoff. I blog over at Carla’s Confections, where you can expect to see more goodies like the one I am sharing over here today! Especially of the Biscoff variety, but I’ll talk more about that in a minute. If this is our first time meeting, well then hello! **waving hi!**

    Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes from Carla's Confections

    I was so delighted when Amanda asked if I could help her out with a guest post! She is one busy mama these days (I wish I could give that sweet little baby girl of hers a big smooch and squeeze – of the painless nature of course), so I am so happy to be helping her out today.

    I have been reading Amanda’s blog for quite some time now, and the more she posts, the more I learn from her and the more I feel like she is a close friend. She has that amazingly kind nature that tells you that she would open her home to you in a heartbeat, give you a Neapolitan bar (or cookie or cookie cup), teach you how to pipe a rose cake if you ask, and immediately gain a lifelong friend. I also love that we share a passion for baking.

    When it comes to food, the three things I am utterly addicted to are these: bacon, barbecue sauce and Biscoff – not necessarily in that order.

    Are you wondering why my blog is called Confections right now?

    I wonder that frequently too.

    Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

    Although my taste buds are usually calling out for something salty, I can’t help but love to bake up a batch of cookie bars to share with some friends, and I will never turn down some Biscoff Popcorn!

    Biscoff is absolutely, 100% one of my favorite things to bake with. If you have been to my blog before, you probably already know this about me. If you haven’t, then this is a safe place where we can tell each other these things.

    Sort of like AA. Except let’s make it BA – Biscoff Anonymous.

    Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

    Although Biscoff is not something I intend on quitting, so maybe this is a moo point (oh how I love Friends).

    Moving on…

    If you have had Biscoff, then you will probably join me in signing praises in our highest God-given octaves.

    Let’s just hope that we are all alone when we do. Unless, of course you are Mariah Carey. Then sing away, my friend.

    The one combo I had yet to try with Biscoff was paired with chocolate.

    Oh boy am I glad I finally broke through that mold.

    Biscoff and chocolate go together like fireworks and the 4th of July. And you can expect an explosion of flavors in your mouth too! (Too corny? Maybe, but it is also true!)

    Seriously, if you haven’t tried this combo, then these cupcakes are the perfect place to start!

    I went right ahead and used Amanda’s recipe for the Best Chocolate Cake, because, why mess with a good thing, right?

    And trust me, that recipe IS the best!

    Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

    I made the entire batch and got a little over 2 dozen cupcakes, but the frosting recipe below is for about 12-15 cupcakes, because I did something else fun for the remaining cupcakes (watch out for that recipe on my blog!)

    Feel free to use your favorite chocolate cake recipe, but I highly recommend Amanda’s, and if you only want 1 dozen, then just cut her recipe in half, but make the entire batch of the frosting recipe below.

    Does that make sense?

    I also went the extra mile and added some chunks of Biscoff cookies on top of the frosting (and even shoved some into the cupcakes post baking – but that is totally optional), and drizzled some melted Biscoff spread on top to get that extra little oomph of Biscoff.

    All I have to say is Yum! I know you will too!

    Thank you Amanda for having me here today! I hope you are enjoying every second with that sweet little girl of yours!!

     

    Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

        Ingredients

        • 1/2 c Biscoff spread, plus more for drizzling on top
        • 1/2 c (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
        • 1 tsp. vanilla
        • 3 1/2 c powdered sugar
        • 2 tbsp. milk (more if needed)
        • favorite chocolate cake recipe (I used ½ of Amanda’s Best Chocolate Cake)
        • 5 Biscoff cookies (more if desired), broken into chunks

        Instructions

        1. Bake your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe according to directions and allow to cool.
        2. For the frosting, beat butter, Biscoff spread and vanilla in a stand mixer with paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, roughly five minutes.
        3. Slowly add in powdered sugar, mixer set on LOW until all powdered sugar is mixed and well combined.
        4. Add in as much milk as needed to get to a light, creamy texture. At this point you can choose to add in some chunks of Biscoff cookies, if desired.
        5. Frost your chocolate cupcakes as desired. I used a 1M frosting tip and piped the frosting on thick.
        6. In a small microwave safe dish, microwave approx. ¼ cup Biscoff spread for 15 seconds.
        7. Garnish cupcakes with Biscoff cookie chunks and melted Biscoff spread and enjoy cupcakes.
        8. Store in an airtight container and consume within a few days.

        Makes 12-15 cupcakes.

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        Thank you Carla!  I adore you and your talented hubby and your passion for baking!!!

        If you love Carla’s fantastic personality and wit as much as I do, be sure to follow her in all the appropriate places. 😉

        Have an amazing Fourth of July weekend!!

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        Comments

        Love Carla and love these cupcakes – especially the drips and wrappers and omg just yes. Hope you’re settling into your new home Amanda! 🙂

        Thank you so much for having me here today Amanda!! You are just the best!! I hope you are getting settled well into your new place 🙂 Xoxo

        Hi Amanda, hope all is fine and settling down in your new home, God bless your new home.
        I love this post and the recipe is amazing, Thank you for introducing us to Carla.
        Thank you Carla and best wishes

        These truly sound like a dream! Lovely recipe Carla!

        Carla, these are absolutely amazing! I can practically taste these cupcakes and wish I had a couple of theme sitting in front of me.

        Thanks Carla for your marvelous posting! My Kids love cupcakes, So truly enjoyed reading about Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes, a great recipe.

        These look so amazing and the photos are just perfect!! Love!

        Gorgeous and decadent cupcakes! Love the chocolate and Biscoff combo! PS: I would happily join the BA! 🙂

        These look beautiful and delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe Carla.

        Love these cupcakes, they are so cute! Can’t wait to try!

        O gushhh, i will have to try this, never herd of Biscoff, i work at Keil’s here in Clairemont, in San Diego, i love to bake, but want to give it away as soon as i make something,
        but o yea, will taste this lil beauty,
        thanks for sharing

        Hello Baker- Love your very tastefully designed blog. No, literally. Not just the food but the layout, colors, photography are all A++. Today I’m wondering where you find those cupcake papers you show here? Or did you make them? If so, care to share how? I will look up Biscoff spread, never heard of it, but it sounds great…Thank you for your hard work & dedication the the Art of Food…Sharon MotherSquid

          Thank you! I found the cupcake liners on a whim actually at a supermarket here in Canada, but I have seen them all over. You may be able to find them on Amazon, or some similar. You can find Biscoff at most grocery stores, or you can order it online at Amazon or Biscoff.com 🙂 Hope that helps! Have a great day!!

        I die. 😉

        Absolutely gushing over these beautiful cupcakes. With biscoff and chocolate, what’s not to love? 😉

        Thats absolutely amazing….

        How AMAZING do these look!?!? I absolutely love biscoff – it must taste great with chocolate!

        We eat Biscoff right out of the jar around here, so I’m not sure it would stick around long enough to make this recipe. Maybe I should stock up, just to be sure. 🙂

        These look absolutely delicious! Love the drips of melty Biscoff!! 🙂

        I love seeing Carla over here 🙂 And you know how I feel about Biscoff. I would marry it.

        Wow, I just have to say thank you for introducing me to biscoff spread. Never heard of it before (eat the cookies all the time) and googled instantly to see where it was sold locally…Walmart of course. I bought the last jar and opened it in the parking lot after shopping, YUM! Made these cupcakes last night and they are amazing. Not many recipes I try are perfect and this one is! Cupcake is light and moist and full of flavor and the icing is creamy and light (not typical of a butter cream). Was looking for some new cupcakes for a retirement party and these have made the cut, thank you!

        I can’t wait to make these cupcakes as I haven’t every baked with Biscoff before. I also love the cupcake wrappers. Where did find them at?

        Don't Pass on Dessert!