Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Fudge Ganache
August 31, 2015
There are obviously times, when a little piece of chocolate isn’t nearly enough. That’s when we make these go-to chocolate cupcakes.
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
Combine in a bowl; sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make sure the cocoa powder is dispersed evenly throughout the mixture. Add the oil. Mix until fully incorporated. Add each egg to the batter. Then finally the egg yolk. Make sure you add the eggs separately. Mix until smooth, about thirty seconds. DO NOT OVER MIX or the cake will be tough. Slowly add the milk until fully incorporated. Mix the batter for 1 minute/until smooth. Evenly spoon the batter into the prepared tin . Filling to about ⅔ full. Bake in the center of the oven. Bake until toothpick comes out clean about 11 to 15 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely before finishing with confectioners’ sugar or frosting.
Fudge Ganache: Heat heavy cream in a saucepan or microwave (3-4 minutes) until cream simmers. Remove from heat, add 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate and let stand, without stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk just until combined. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until spreadable, about 1 hour.