Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache
These rich, dark, decadent chocolate cupcakes covered in a glorious dark chocolate ganache will be the belle of the ball at any event. This recipe makes six perfect cupcakes. The frosting should be made the previous night so that you can whip and spread it easily. And YES these babies deserve to be served on a silver platter.
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cream
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing add butter and sugar and cream with a hand mixer. Add flour, salt, cream, milk, coco powder, vanilla, sugar and egg. Mix well with a spoon.
2. Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter evenly into 6 cupcake wraps placed in a muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
1-1/2 cups dark chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup heavy cream
1. Place chocolate, butter and honey in a large mixing bowl. On medium heat in a 1-2/2 quart saucepan add cream, stirring constantly until cream comes to a boil. Carefully pour cream on top of chocolate mixture and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
2. Whisk the ingredients together, the mixture should be liquidy. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap allowing plastic to touch top of ganache. Place in refrigerator and allow to sit over night. If mixture is hard place in the microwave for a few seconds, whip then spread.