Chocolate Bears are delicious! They are great for someone's sweet tooth. They are made with chocolate cupcakes and candy. Homemade frosting makes them awesome!
Step 1: Cupcake Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups cake flour
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
2 eggs, separated, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Step 2: Prepare Cupcake Pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then put cupcake liners into pans. This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cupcakes.
Step 3: Melting Chocolate
Break your chocolate into small pieces and put it in a sauce pan. Melt over very low heat stirring occasionally. Don't let it burn!!!
Step 4: Prepare Dry Ingredients
Put your salt, baking soda, baking powder and cake flour in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
Step 5: Butter and Sugar
Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with and electric mixer for 4 or 5 minutes, or until fluffy.
Step 6: Adding Egg Yolks
Separate your eggs and put the whites into another bowl. Add the yolks one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.
Step 7: Adding Vanilla and Chocolate
Add your vanilla and your chocolate and stir until completely mixed.
Step 8: Adding Cake Flour and Milk
Use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour and milk. Make sure that you alternate between putting in the flour and milk.
Step 9: Whip Egg Whites
Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites. Stop when there are fluffy peaks.
Step 10: Fold in Egg Whites
Fold your egg whites in so everything looks mixed and chocolate - y. Fold with a spatula.
Step 11: Baking Time!
Put cupcake batter in pans and bake for about 20 minutes.
Step 12: Ready to Frost!
Cool the cupcakes for 5 minutes.
Step 13: Frosting Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
Step 14: Mixing Frosting
Cream the butter with an electric mixer. Add sugar a little at a time alternating with the cream. Mix in the vanilla and chocolate.
Step 15: Decorating Toppings
Step 16: Marshmallow Time
Cut a marshmallow in half. Use a little frosting to attach the halves to the top of the cupcake (for ears). Attach another marshmallow to the center of the cupcake to form a nose.
Step 17: Frost!
Frost the cupcake and cover the marshmallows with a small spatula. Leave a little white inside the ears.
Step 18: Glaze
Make a glaze by mixing a little powdered sugar and cream until you have a thick white mixture. Put the glaze in a sandwich baggie and cut a tiny hole in the tip.
Step 19: Finishing Up
Sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles. Add candy buttons as the eyes, a junior mint for a nose and pipe the glaze for a mouth.
Step 20: Ready to Eat!!!
Enjoy your Choco-Bears! Yummmmm!!!!