Dark Chocolate Spiced Rum Cup Cakes

Maggie May Schill

By
@NakedMaggie

I had a lot of rum, and a lot of chocolate... sue me.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

1 1/2 c
butter, unsalted
1 1/4 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/4 c
hot water
3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
2 1/2 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
3 oz
chocolate pudding mix
1/4 c
pure espresso powder
1/2 c
spiced rum
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

FOR RUM INFUSED GANCHE FILLING:

4 oz
heavy cream
2 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp
spiced rum
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM

1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
16 oz
confectioner's sugar
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
spiced rum

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cake Preparation:

1-Preheat oven to 350'F

2-whisk together cocoa powder, espresso powder and hot water

3-sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder together in a medium mixing bowl. set this dry mixture aside.

4-heat sauce pan over medium heat

5-once pan is hot add butter and sugar, mix until butter is melted and sugar is fully incorporated. Add vanilla and rum to mixture and stir.

6-Put butter/sugar mix in a large mixing bowl, and beat on low for about 5-6 minutes. Make sure butter/sugar is cooled before continuing.

7-Add eggs, one at a time, making sure each is fully mixed in before adding the next.

8-With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 batches, adding the pudding mix in between the two batches.

9- Add coco mixture. Beat until completely combined, but do not over work the batter! Devil's Food should be dense, not airy like Angel's Food.

10-Add batter to cupcake cups and bake 20 minutes, or until it comes out clean.
2
Ganache:

1- With a small sauce pan on medium heat, scold cream.

2- With chocolate in a large mixing bowl, pour scolded cream over chocolate.

3- Mix in rum and vanilla

4- Stir smooth.
3
Butter Cream:

1- MIX IT ALL TOGETHER!!!!!
4
Assembly:

1- Once cup cakes are cooled. Stuff Cakes with Ganache either by coring them or using an piping tool to stuff them.

2- Pipe butter cream on top.

#- Garnish with chocolate jimmies (optional)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian