Double Chocolate Cupcakes + Free “Hello” Printables

Free Printable Stationery "hello" Calling all my chocolate lovers! Guess who is taking over Lindt Chocolate’s instagram next week? Yours truly! Get ready for some serious chocolate pizzazz! Today, I’m sharing a little early peak at a few of the pics that include free printables and a delicious chocolate cupcake recipe! Not a bad Friday, huh? So save these downloads to your computer and whip up these cupcakes this weekend!

Free Printable “Hello” Notecards

First up are my “Hello” notecards (photo above)! I love this “Hello” stationery because it’s perfect for year-round correspondences. It’s simple, cute, and ….FREE! So write a friend a note. Write your mom a note. Write your dog a note. Doesn’t matter. Everyone loves mail. Actual mail, friends. The kind you open, get that warm and fuzzy feeling, and then pin on a cute cork board. So print a few and send some out!

Free Printable "Hello" Notecards

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE

We’ve all been there. You’re in charge of a party dessert, and you waited until the last minute! You still want something cute but there is simply no time left! Well, my favorite little trick is to buy store-bought cupcakes and add your own candy topper! For example, top the cupcake with the new Lindt Hello Bites! I’m partial to the crunch of the pretzel flavor. If you have more time, then make your own cupcakes and top them with Hello Bites too! I’ve included my favorite double chocolate cupcake recipe below!

Chocolate Cupcake with a Chocolate Topper

Chocolate Cupcake with a Chocolate Topper

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter - softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

For the Topping:

  • Lindt HELLO Bites

Instructions
 

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cupcake pan with liners.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well.
  • Fill each cupcake liner (2/3 full) and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For the Frosting:

  • Cream butter and cocoa powder in electric mixer. Add vanilla extract.
  • Alternate heavy cream with powdered sugar until frosting consistency reached.
  • For thicker frosting, add more powdered sugar. For a looser frosting, add more cream (or milk).
  • Pipe each cupcake with frosting and garnish with Lindt HELLO Bites
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Free Printable “Hello” Gift Tags

Free Printable Hello Gift Tags

Last but not least, a cute and simple gift tag! Whether you’re sending a gift to your neighbor, a coworker, or even a friend across the country, add this fun tag! Add it to a bag of chocolates or your favorite gift.

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5 Comments

  1. Yum, chocolate cupcakes. Love the hello notecard too in polka dots. Think I might make these this weekend. Just curious – is the recipe for a standard dozen?

    1. Hi Brenda! I’ll update it, but it’s about 16!

      1. Ooooh 16, that’s even better than 12 ;) Thank you!!!!

  2. LOVE the printables! I might have to write a note to my kitty this weekend ;)

    xo Marie

    1. Haha! YES!!! Do it ;)

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