Saturday, 29 September 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

""...After all.....All you need is love.But a little chocolate now and then doesnt hurt""

What better way to indulge someone than making some dark chocolatey cupcakes with even more indulgent ganache as topping??

After a long spell of exams ,it was time to indulge my daughter with these superlative cup cakes!

These are dark and chocolatey with a moist crumb and a lovely creamy glossy ganache on top.

Adapted from Martha Stewarts recipe


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1  cup flour
  • 1  cup sugar
  • 1  teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2  cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Ganache

  • 120gms or 4 oz  Dark chocolate 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 180 C .Line a muffin pan of 12 with liners.

Sift cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, into the bowl of a mixer. Beat on low speed until just combined.Add Sugar.

Raise speed to medium, and add eggs, milk,oil and vanilla. Beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Divide batter among baking cups, filling each about two-thirds full. 

Bake until tops spring back when touched with a finger, 18 to 20 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Dip the cupcakes in ganache 2-3 times ,dry between the coats.


Coarsely chop chocolate.
Bring cream just to a boil over medium heat. Pour over chocolate . Let it stand for 10 minutes .

Stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny to break up any pieces and emulsify cream and chocolate.