52 Recipes: Grapefruit & Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

This week I knew I wanted to tackle something sweet. I am notoriously disastrous when it comes to baking, and it's something I'm determined to change. I came across a tantalizing recipe for grapefruit donuts, and I was immediately inspired. (I am absolutely obsessed with all things grapefruit!)

I started by just researching basic dessert recipes for things like donuts, cookies, and cupcakes. Yes, I have to research simple things like that. I told you, I'm a baking disaster. After looking around a bit I decided on cupcakes--I've never even attempted them before so I thought it might be fun. Let me tell you, it was way easier than I was expecting, and I think I have a new baking go-to!

Ingredients

salt
baking powder
1 egg
butter
chocolate chips 
flour
powdered sugar
granulated sugar
grapefruit juice
milk

I discovered that my finished product was not quite a fruity as I'd hoped. I solution to this is adding a bit of grapefruit zest. I didn't have any on hand, but I'd recommend adding it to yours!


Steps

1. Soften 4 tbsp of butter
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
3. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
4. In a separate bowl cream 4 tbsp soften butter and 1/2 cup sugar
5. Beat 1 egg in the mixture of butter and sugar
6. Add in 1/2 cup of milk while stirring
7. Add 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice
8. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
9. Line your pan with cupcakes liners and pour the batter in

BEFORE


10. Pop them in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on top.

AFTER


While they're in the oven you can whip up a super simple glaze to drizzle on top.

11. Whisk together 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and 2.5 cups powdered sugar

Allow them to cool completely and then drizzle your delicious tangy glaze on top. Let the glaze harden and enjoy.

These ended up being so much more delicious than I'd even hoped. The consistency was amazing, and the contrast of the fruit and chocolate was as delectable as ever. The best part is that these are the first baked goods that I've ever made in my life that didn't not even remotely burn!!

What's your go-to cupcakes recipe? I'd love to try it out!

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