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Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 h
Serves
Makes 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
1 box
dark chocolate cake mix
468 g
3
eggs
1/4 cup
vegetable oil
60 mL
1/2 cup
barbecue sauce
125 mL
Icing:
1 cup
butter, room temperature
250 mL
3 cups
icing sugar
750 mL
1/2 cup
cocoa powder, sifted
125 mL
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 mL
1/4 cup
35% cream
60 mL
2 tbsp
Barbecue sauce
30 mL

Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Do not follow instructions on cake mix box. Instead, using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held), blend cupcake ingredients and 1-1/4 cup/300 mL of water in a large bowl on medium, about 2 min.
Step 2
Divide batter evenly into lined muffin tin and bake on middle rack of oven for 18 to 20 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 to 8 min., then remove to a rack to cool completely.
Step 3
Blend butter until smooth with an electric mixer (stand or hand-held) and slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time. Add remaining ingredients and blend for 1 min. Allow cupcakes to cool before icing.

Characteristics

Dessert Kid-Friendly Party Potluck

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
1 cupcake
Calories:
270
Fat:
14 g
Carbs:
34 g
Fibre:
1 g
Cholesterol:
45 mg
Protein:
2 g
Sodium:
340 mg