Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Hey guys! I had a sleepover with my friends from college yesterday, which is the same day as Malaysia's Independence Day! *Mac book showing Malaysia's flag, oh yeah* Funny story, Kimora Lee Simmons even wished Malaysia Happy Independence Day through Twitter, I almost die!


The main focal point of our sleepover agenda was baking. We made chocolate ganache cupcakes!!! Probably the easiest ganache I've ever made, no tempering required! We followed the recipe on the food network website. It's super rich and decadent, definitely worth to try! I pasted the recipe below.





*Fail attempt at decorating, we sprinkled chocolate malt powder on top of the ganache, still yummy though*



Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 16 fluid ounces chocolate syrup (recommended: Hershey's)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the ganache:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • Candied violets, for decoration, optional

Directions


Line muffin pans with 12 paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Don't overbeat, or the cupcakes will be tough.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Don't overbake! Let the cupcakes cool thoroughly in the pan.
For the ganache, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.
Dip the top of each cupcake in the ganache. Decorate with candied violets, if desired. Do not refrigerate.

22 comments:

  1. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, I shall give this a try :) And Happy Independence Day, Malaysia!

    Cheers!

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  2. Oh yummy! They look so good!
    You are not just pretty faces, you have pastry chef skills too!

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  3. Yum! Don't these just look absolutely divine!

    xo

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  4. they look sooo good! :)

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  5. happy interdependency day, malaysia :) i can't see the decorative so i thod it was a muffin. but, i'm sure your cupcakes is super yummy! can i have some? ;)

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  6. cool!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  7. Happy Independence Day to Malaysia!:D

    Yay for sleepovers and baking!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. Those look really great! Good job girls! Also, Happy Independence Day to Malaysia! I hope you girls had fun!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  9. Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna try it out as soon as I'll have my sleepover with friends.
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  10. Such a great idea putting recipes on your blog.Will have to try this one out.You're adorable by the way! x

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  11. I love cupcakes~ Thanks for sharing the recipe~

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  12. now you made me drool *o* so much chocolate cupcakes, so yummy! unfortunatly i'm horribly cooker, everything i do in the kitchen ends up burning xD you make it sound easy though! :3

    Love * Sofia

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  13. aww,the cake looks yummy..
    gimme some?
    lol
    ;p

    xoxo

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  14. Those cupcakes look good!

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  15. Omgosh those chocolate ganache cupcakes look AMAZING!!

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  19. hey not fair where is mine? give me one

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