Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

January 27, 2016

 

 

"National Chocolate Day," so let us celebrate with rich, dark chocolate ganache cupcakes that make you go yum-o.  Enjoy a day full of treats and indulgence. These cupcakes themselves are great but dipped in the ganache makes them over the top. Visualize your whole family gathered around in the kitchen, making cakes together. Smell that wonderful chocolatey aroma, feel the creamy texture of chocolate and licking fingers experience and, you’re all creating memories you’ll never forget. Chocolates evoke love and affection. Chocolate is a favorite gift of choice; it has become a symbol of love, friendship, and warm wishes so, go ahead and indulge yourself in chocolate.....

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

 

Yeild: 36 CUPCAKES

Prep Time: 30 MIN

Baking Time: 20 MIN

 

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

¾ cup butter, room temperature

2 cups granulated sugar

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 large eggs

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup boiling water

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1-cup milk

 

GANACHE:

8 ounces chocolate (bittersweet or semi-sweet)

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

2 tbsp. butter room temperature

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with liners. Whisk together boiling water and cocoa; cover and set aside.

 

With a hand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, baking soda, & baking powder and add this mixture, alternately with the milk. Add cocoa/water mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Scoop using ice cream scoop into cupcake pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

Let cup cakes cool completely.

 

Ganache:

Place chocolate in stainless steel or glass bowl and set aside. Bring cream and sugar to boil in a small saucepan, pour over chocolate. Whisk until emulsified. Stir in butter until melted. Dip tops of cupcakes into ganache or spread with the offset spatula.

Set on the rack to dry. Garnish with mini chocolate chips. 

 

 

 

 

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