Super Chocolate Cupcakes
What you need
Dark Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup strong, hot brewed coffee
2 eggs, room temp, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
Chocolate Ganache ( Is that just not a fancy way to say melted chocolate with cream..just sayin)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
9 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350.
In bowl of electric mixer sift all dry ingredients for the cake (cupcakes). Add remaining ingredients to bowl with the dry ingredients and with paddle attachment on mixer, mix for 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepare muffin tin (this made 24 cupcakes).
Bake for 15-20 minutes... mine cooked in about 17 mins... Try not to overbake... it will make the cake dry...not that I know from experience or nothing..
Now let's make them fancy with Chocolate Ganache
Place the chocolate into medium bowl. Heat cream in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watch closely because the cream will boil out of the pan..We don't want that..just want to bring to a boil..
Then pour over chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool slightly then dip the cupcakes in the chocolate.. (i just did the tops but feel free to submerge those babies in chocolate..i've done that too)
These were going to be hostess cakes... BUT my daughter vetoed that idea and decided she wanted to put shamrock sprinkles on the top.
Now Let's Eat Chocolate...