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*
- 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
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.