Chocolate high cupcakes
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Frost each cup cake with chocolate frosting, using a piping bag and metal tip number 2 D or a zip top plastic freezer bag with one corner snipped off. Drizzle each with warm chocolate ganache, and top with a malted milk ball. Makes 24 cupcakes
1 cup Dutch process cocoa
2 cups boiling water
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups superfine sugar
four large eggs
2 3/4 cup soft wheat flour or all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
paper baking cups
vegetable cooking spray
preheat oven to 350°. Mix cocoa with boiling water in a large heatproof bowl, stirring until blended and smooth. Cool completely.
Beat butter at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
Mix flour and next three ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in chocolate extract. Place paper baking cups into muffin pans, 12 cup capacity each, and coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter into cups, filling two thirds full.
Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 24 cupcakes.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/8 teaspoons salt
one package powdered sugar, 16 ounces
beat first four ingredients at medium speed with mixer in large bowl until creamy.
Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Beat at high speed two minutes or until creamy. Makes 3 cups
1 cup whipping cream
8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped
cook cream in a heavy non-aluminum pan over medium heat, stirring often, just until it begins to steam. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
Place chocolate in a glass bowl. Slowly add hot cream to chocolate, beating with a whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is well blended. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Makes about 2 cups.