Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Chocolate truffle cupcakes

As mentioned in a previous post we have two books in this months cupcake book club.

This is my bake from the first book 'Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe' by Jenny Colgan.

In the book these are called double chocolate cupcakes. I have called them chocolate truffle cupcakes as they are very dark, chocolately and quite dense. Certainly an adult chocolate cupcake.

I have paired them with a light and creamy white chocolate frosting, the perfect contrast to the dark cake.

Chocolate truffle cupcakes

makes 6 (I had to do some serious maths, by my reckoning the recipe Jenny supplies would make 300!)

For the cakes
90g good quality dark chocolate
50ml double cream
1 egg
35g caster sugar
30g plain flour
tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the frosting
60g butter
125g icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk
50g white chocolate

Place the dark chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted, set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk the egg and sugar until doubled in volume. Gradually add the chocolate and cream, mixing well. Add the flour,cocoa powder and baking powder and fold in.

Divide the mix evenly between baking cases and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

In the meantime make the frosting. Melt the white chocolate, in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water, and set aside to cool.

Beat the butter with the icing sugar and milk for 5 minutes until very light and creamy. Add in the cooled white chocolate and beat until incorporated. Make sure the chocolate is nice and cool or it will melt your frosting, 

Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cakes and enjoy!


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