Black and White Cupcakes

Black and White Cupcakes
Chocolate, say hello to vanilla. Vanilla, say hello to chocolate.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • One 15.25-ounce box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt, such as Fage
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 72 M&M's
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, yogurt, flour and 1 cup water. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the mixture until completely smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Remove half of the batter to a separate bowl. To one of the bowls of batter, add ¼ cup of the cocoa powder and continue to mix until combined, about a minute more.
  3. Using a 1-tablespoon ice cream scoop, scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of the vanilla batter onto one side of all of the muffin cups. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the chocolate batter right next to the vanilla scoop so it is half chocolate, half vanilla. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then remove the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, place the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the mixture on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Remove half of the frosting from the bowl and reserve as vanilla. Fold the remaining ½ cup cocoa powder into the remaining half of the frosting.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, spoon the vanilla frosting into a resealable plastic baggie or a pastry bag. Spoon the chocolate into a separate bag. Snip the tips of the bags and pipe the frosting in two spirals on top of the cooled cupcakes. Swirl the tops with a spoon. You should get a little of each flavor on each cupcake! Top each cupcake with 3 M&M's. Store, covered, at room temperature.

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