Here in the Test Kitchen we're always looking for
new ways to dress up everyday food by giving it a
Today we're taking a box of cake mix and turning it
into cupcakes that are so good, we think they're worth
a million bucks.
Here's what we do.
We begin by making a box of chocolate cake mix according
to the package directions, and scooping it into cupcake
Now we top each of those with a cheesecake-like batter
which is simply some cream cheese, sugar and a few
eggs that we mixed well before tossing in a few chocolate
Now while these bake, to take them over the top, we'll
make what is called a ganache.
I know, it sounds complicated, but it's just a fancy
term for chocolate icing.
To make it, all we do is bring some heavy cream to
a boil and pour it over chocolate chips, then stir
it until it's smooth.
Once it cools a bit we'll spoon it over each cupcake.
Do these look decadent or what?
Between the fudgy chocolate cake, the cheesecake-like
filling and the to-die for topping, you really can't
As a matter of fact they're so good, we call them
our Million Dollar Cupcakes.
And as always, the easy recipe for them is online
so you can impress your family and friends with a
dessert that is one in a million.
I'm Howard, with Kelly, in the Mr.
Food Test Kitchen, where today we're looking for a
richer way for you to say OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!