Sep 10, 2010

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

A couple of days back I found myself craving chocolate (again...!!!). But I had been good the past couple of weeks ( I'm trying to diet ha ha ha ha) and not given in to any dessert cravings...except malpuas....but I guess that's ok right? One is supposed to eat malpuas during Ramzaan. And I also wanted an excuse to use these-

 So I made me some super chocolatey cupcakes with a ganache frosting. And since that was not enough I also piped some ganache into the centre of the cupcake. And finally topped them with my fav new sprinkles.

I used a recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop. I've tried this recipe a few times before and each time it turns out like a dream. Pls try it if you haven't already :)

Recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake
makes 24 cupcakes / 350 degree oven
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Measure out everything but the eggs directly into your mixer bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high speed again for 2 minutes.
Measure out into cupcake pan lined with cupcake papers. A 2″ ice cream scoop works great for this. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly in the pan then transfer to a rack to cool completely before frosting.

The ganache recipe can be found here.


Curry Spice said...

So pretty and so yummy looking. I love ganache.

Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} said...

So pretty!

Simran said...

How did you get those flower topped cupcakes. They are so adorable!

poonam,,, said...

Thank you so much!
@ simran- i got these flower silicon moulds,,cute na :)

shewhisks said...

Yum! You've got me in the mood for chocolate now, especially since the cupcakes look so adorable xxx

The knife said...

Hey, your blog is seriously fattening :) Love the photos

poonam,,, said...

lol thanks :)

Taylor Sterling said...

I am new here, and love the recipe! SO decadent and sweet!

vasuda said...

looks awesome...want to eat it now!!! very very luring...please sell them when u make them next. If I feel very desperate...will try making them myself. Love the name of your blog...home made happiness sounds blissful....

poonam,,, said...

Thank you so much Vasuda! will definitely get you some when i make them next :)

matt gordon said...

i love the pictures and the treats. i would not regret eating it, nor the exercise to work off the sugar high. well worth it on both accounts. have a great day

Anonymous said...

I love the sprinkles! Your cupcake looks delish!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh so pretty sprinkles!!
i love the flower molds, is it the daisy one from WS?
OR where did ya get it, whch brand?

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh so pretty sprinkles!!
i love the flower molds, is it the daisy one from WS?
OR where did ya get it, whch brand?

poonam,,, said...

Thank you so much matt and Oliepants :)
@ sugarplumfairy thanks! they are from crate n barrel :)