Tawnia Douglas Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

By Tawnia Douglas tawniadouglas


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Serves:
12 cupcakes
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Tawnia's Story

This cupcake is a chocolate lovers dream!

Ingredients

1/4 lb
unsalted butter, at room temp
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs, at room temp
11
fluid ounces hershey's chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
instant coffee granules
FOR THE GANACHE:
1/2 c
heavy cream
8 oz
good semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp
instant coffee granules

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the flour and coffee granules and mix until just combined. Don't over beat, or the cupcakes will be tough
3
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Don't over bake! Let cool thoroughly in the muffin pan.
4
For the ganache, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.
5
Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the ganache. Do not refrigerate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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9 Comments

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Rosanne Gregory rosannegregory
Oct 1, 2011
These ARE the best cupcakes. The recipe comes from the Barefoot Contessa on the food network. It is registered to her. She always comes up with the best stuff.
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Tawnia Douglas tawniadouglas
Nov 17, 2010
So glad that you tries the cupcake. I also placed the ganache within the cupcake and found it to be a creamy delight. Thanks for your inventiveness.
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Misty Leenerts Marng
Nov 16, 2010
It was awesome when you bit into the cupcake and there was this yummy ball of ganache Everybody wanted more than one!!!
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Tawnia Douglas tawniadouglas
Nov 13, 2010
Thank you for trying my cupcakes. They are a true hit with my children. You had an excellent idea using the ganache as a filling.