Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Texas Cocoa Bites

Sometimes dessert after a luncheon or a light meal, we like to have just a "bite" of something sweet and these little treats are a perfect "bite". We have mini's for the tiny little hands and a nice tall mini for the older ones. The basis for this recipe can be found in my cookbook Miz Helen's Kitchen Table and is known in our family as The Cocoa Cake. The Cream Cheese frosting is a great pairing for the rich chocolate of the little bite. These are great little treats to take to a covered dish, for the kids school or a sporting event. I sure hope you enjoy the recipe.

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



Large Or Small This Is A Great Little Dessert


Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Texas Cocoa Bites
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup butter
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For an Older Group
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions
Mix together, 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar.
In a medium sauce pan add 1 cup water, 1 cup butter and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Pour the mixture over the flour and sugar mixture, beat well.
Add 1/2 cup buttermilk, and 2 beaten eggs, mix well.
Mix 1 teaspoon soda, teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, then add that mix to the cocoa batter. Beat well.
Prepare the cupcake tin with a flour and oil spray or grease and flour. You can use paper liners that will not require the spray or grease and flour.
Pour each cupcake tin or paper 3/4 full.  The batter is very thin.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack.
Frost when completely cooled.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 8 ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
Directions
In a medium size bowl cream the cream cheese, butter and shortening until smooth.
Add the vanilla extract, mix well.
Slowly add the powdered sugar until you get the consistency needed for the frosting.
Frost the cupcakes and garnish with a cherry or sprinkles on top.

Mini Bites For Tiny Hands

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tall Mini's For The Older Hands

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Bake

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready For Tiny Hands

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready For Older Hands

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Go Ahead Pick One

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Remove The Cupcake Paper

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Texas Cocoa Bites at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I sure hope that you enjoy our Texas Cocoa Bites and it has been my experience that sometimes we enjoy having two! It is always so much fun having you in the kitchen with me and I hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

10 comments:

  1. Holy cow, those look good! I love how fun they look with the cherry on top!

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  2. Id be having two, Miz Helen! They are the perfect ending to a meal!!

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  3. WOWWWW
    These are fabulous Miz Helen!!
    They look soooooooooo tasty

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  4. These are adorable, Miz Helen! Plus 'bites' are perfect for me right now as I'm trying to follow a healthy eating plan - but we all need a treat now and again! Hope you are having a lovely week.

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  5. Miz Helen, your Texas Cocoa Bites look perfect and delicious!! I love the cherry on top.

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  6. Miz Helen, your Texas Cocoa Bites look perfect and delicious!! I love the cherry on top.

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  7. Those look delicious! I would love a big one and a little one. Or maybe two of each!

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  8. What a yummy treat! Those would be perfect for Valentine's Day!!

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  9. These are so cute, love the mini and the tall mini sizes! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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