Cupcakes Spectacular

I'm posting this now in hopes of making the deadline. Arfi, of HomeMadeS, who is hosting the Cupcake Spectacular responded to my email with a positive answer: Yes, I could use a cupcake that I made about two weeks, so long as I posted it in a new post. Good deal!

Seeing as I don't currently know what time it is in New Zealand, I'm posting this hurriedly, just in case. :D

Devil's Food Cupcakes!

½ cup boiling water
6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup flour
½ + 1/8 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

½ cup butter, softened
10 Tbsp. brown sugar
6 Tbsp. sugar
2 eggs

In a bowl, whisk boiling water into cocoa until smooth. Add in milk and vanilla; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a small bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture in batches, alternating with cocoa mixture; beginning and ending with the flour. Fill liners about halfway full.

Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Chocolate Ganache:
½ cup heavy cream
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chunks
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Heat the cream until boiling, then pour over chocolate, stirring to melt, adding the corn syrup. Dip each cupcake into ganache upside down to get a good coating on it.


Arfi Binsted said...

I just got your entry just right on my door! Lovely chocolate cupcake. I always like ganache on the cake. Thank you for your entry!


Lintang Dewani said...

Thanks for the recipes.. your cupcakes are really heaven.