Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
These cupcakes are very quick and easy to make. An electric mixer is not required and the batter can be made in the saucepan that the chocolate is melted in. The cupcakes are moist and best eaten on the day they are made.
You will need a double cream with 60% milk fat for this recipe.
We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.
100g dark chocolate (we used Cadbury Old Gold)
15g (1 1/2 tablespoons) cocoa powder
40ml (2 tablespoons) milk
110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
2 large eggs (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
160g double cream (60% milk fat)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon (12g) plain flour
150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a muffin tin with 14 large paper or foil patty cases (we used Multix brand cases).
Place chocolate, cocoa, milk and caster sugar in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature (don't be tempted to use the chocolate mixture when warm: it will melt the cream). © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Stir eggs into cooled chocolate mixture. Add cream and vanilla and stir until just combined. Stir in plain flour and half of the self-raising flour. When mixture is smooth, stir in remaining flour until just combined.
Divide batter evenly between the 14 cases. Each case should be about half full (don't overfill the cases or your cupcakes will overflow).
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in tin.
Ice cooled cakes with chocolate ganache and decorate as desired.
Milk Chocolate Ganache
This recipe makes a ganache that is firm at room temperature.
220g milk chocolate (we used Cadbury Milk Chocolate)
90g double cream (60% milk fat)
Melt chocolate and cream over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Allow ganache to cool and thicken before icing cupcakes.
Cadbury Flake chocolate bar (break or cut the Flake into short lengths and use the point of a knife to break each length into slivers)
Icing sugar, for dusting © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au
Double Cream with 60% milk fat