Cocoa Pink Cuplets

Is it a muffin or a cupcake? Looks like a muffin. Tastes like a cupcake without the frosting.

 But actually, I like to think of this tasty morsel as the muffin version of chocolate chip cookies.

My mother used to make Cocoa Pink Cuplets all the time when we were kids …
Back in the day when kitchens looked like the photo above.
 Cocoa Pink Cuplets are yummy in the morning with a Cup o’ Joe,
or later in the day as dessert after lunch or dinner. (Recipe is at the end of this post)
Start with a little white sugar …
Add some shortening and eggs …
You’ll need chocolate chips … semi-sweet or milk chocolate will do.
Mix it all with water, baking soda, flour, vanilla, salt, and a touch of cocoa, which provides the “pink” color.
Spoon the thick batter into muffin cups and top with your chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Normally I use walnuts, but a friend sent me pecans from his father’s yard so I used those instead.
Take them out of the oven about 25 minutes later and they look like this. Mmmmmm.
How do you handle a hungry man? Make him wait until the photo shoot is finished!!
Hope you enjoy these chocolate chip cookies in a muffin!
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Cocoa Pink Cuplets Recipe
2 cups sifted flour

1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cold water
1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt. Add the sugar gradually to the shortening, creaming well.
Blend in the 2 unbeaten eggs and vanilla. Combine the baking soda and water.
Add alternately with dry ingredients to creamed mixture beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Blend thoroughly after each addition with the mixer on low speed, or by hand.

Line muffin pans with muffin paper cups. Fill cups two-thirds full.

Sprinkle 1 cup (or more if you like) of the chocolate chips and the nuts over the cup cake batter.
Bake in 375 oven for 20-25 minutes

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  1. Oh my goodness! I’m on a low carb diet and I’m slobbering as I look at these! So pretty and decadent! My family would love these. And the ribbon is perfect!
    Sherry’s Bees Nest

  2. What great pics Mom!!! I’m def jealous of you’re amazing picture taking. I will have your camera one day 😉 Nice job!!! These are yummy too

  3. Oh my! These look delicious!

  4. I pinned, Ziplisted and stumbled this:) Just Lovely!

  5. These look amazing, and that cake stand you have them on is gorgeous. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. These look yummy! They look even more delicious with the pretty ribbon wrapped around them.

  7. I just found your blog and joine it. Please come on by my blog, I love to get new follower’s and have new friends.
    Your pictures are amazing.
    I bake and cook from stratch and I am going to make these, thank you for posting the recipe.I will let ypu know how they come out, because they LOOK so YUMMY!!!!!!
    I have to post a few recipes soon on my blog!

    I can’t wait for your next post.
    Happy Baking,

  8. Mmmmm, they do look like big puffy chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Oh my goodness your header picture is beautiful! I absolutely love it…what golf course is that? …I found your blog via your daughter’s blog…I’m glad she gave you the Liebster Award. I’m so excited to be your newest follower. I’m over at I would love a follow back! So excited to try some of your recipes! 🙂

  10. These look heavenly – I’m going to have to try to make them gluten free. And I LOOOOOVE the vintage kitchen photo!

  11. YUM! Must make these!
    I’m hosting a winter theme linky party and would love for you to post this!


  12. Yummie!

  13. I am drooling thinking about tasting one of those yummy looking muffins. Love anything chocolate.


  14. Yumm! I want to try your recipe. MMmm Haveagreat week sunny109

  15. I love how many chocolatey morsels are on the top of that muffin!

  16. whatever it is it looks fabulous! Oh my what a great recipie…thank you!

  17. These look YUM! Love the presentation.

  18. Wow, these look amazing! Love your photos…and love the picture of the kitchen, I would totally do my kitchen like that today still 🙂

  19. My daughter hates icing so she would like these. Love the little piece of tulle tied around them–so simple and charming!

  20. Jennifer,
    those muffins look so yummmmmy! Copied the recipe, love muffins with my coffee and will have to give these a try! Your photos make my mouth water! Just found your blog and am your newest follower and will be visiting often! Would love for you to visit me.

  21. Thanks for the recipe! They look so wonderfully horrid for my diet he he. Blessings, Debbie

  22. Yum those look amazing. Now my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Yum, yum, yummy!!
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  24. These look so good!! Do you mind if I pinned this & put this on my recipe board on Pinterest? I can’t wait to try them!

  25. I have to try these! What could be better than muffin/cupcakes?

  26. Thanks so much for linking up to my Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back tomorrow when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is LOVE. 🙂

  27. Oh, yum! If it contains chocolate, I’m probably going to like it. Adding the bows to each cuplet was a very nice touch. 😉

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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