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Sunday, April 24, 2011

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE


I am a big fan of Martha Stewart TV Show, I love her collections of cupcakes. This is my second cupcakes from Martha Stewart.It's yummy and rich of chocolate.It's hard to tell from the photo, but these cupcakes are really moist. I sure hope you'll give them a try.



INGREDIENTS
For the cupcakes:
¾ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
¾ cup hot water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1¼ tsp. coarse salt
1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
2¼ cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

For the ganache filling:
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. heavy cream
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature

For the frosting:
14 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
9 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
9 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6 tbsp. unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sour cream
For the chocolate curls:
Large block of high-quality semi- or bittersweet chocolate

PREPARATIONS
  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line standard cupcake pans with paper liners.  In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until smooth.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and the sugar over medium heat.  Heat, stirring occasionally to combine, until the butter is melted.  Remove the mixture from the heat and transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Beat on medium-low speed, 4-5 minutes, until the mixture is cooled.  Mix in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed and beating well after each addition.  Mix in the vanilla and then the cocoa mixture and beat until incorporated.  With the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, beating just until combined.
  3. Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners, filling them about ¾ of the way full.  Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, rotating the pans halfway through baking.  Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.  Heat the cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, remove from the heat and pour over the chopped chocolate.  Let stand about 1 minute.  With a whisk, gently stir the chocolate and cream together in small circles.  When the ganache has become smooth, whisk in the butter 1 piece at a time until incorporated.  Transfer the bowl to the freezer or refrigerator to chill and thicken the ganache a bit Whisk every 5-10 minutes to help it cool evenly.  Once the mixture is slightly thickened and no longer runny, you are ready to fill the cupcakes.
  5. To assemble the cupcakes, cut a cone out of the center of each cupcake with a small paring knife.  Cut off the pointed end of the cone and discard (or eat) so you are left with a cap of cake to cover the filling.  Drop a spoonful of ganache into the center of each cupcake and recover the hole with the cap.
  6. To make the frosting, melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.  Set aside to cool until just barely warm.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.  Gradually mix in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and salt.  Beat in the melted and cooled chocolate and then the sour cream.  Continue beating until the mixture is smooth and well blended.  Frost cupcakes immediately.
  7. To make the chocolate curls, shred a bar of chocolate using vegetables shredder.  Top cupcakes with curls.
Source: cupcakes and frosting from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes, ganache from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
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Saya adalah peminat program masakan Martha Stewart. Antara sajian yang menjadi koleksi saya ialah pancake dan cupcakes. Memang geram tenguk kreativiti cupcakenya. Entry ini adalah salah satu daripadanya dan ini merupakan entri kedua cupcake dari program Martha Stewart. menariknya cupcake ini ialah  ia mempunyai inti coklat. Cara membuatnya sama macam membuat Apam Mekar Segar dari entri terdahulu. Coklat dipaipkan ditengah kek. Memang sedap dan kaya dengan coklat.
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4 comments:

geraugebang said...

persembahan hebat...mesti rasanya hebat gak

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Patsy, I sure love your these triple chocolate cupcakes.
They're not only beautiful, but I love the smooth texture.
Eating one will cause problems.
Why?
Because after one, sure nak satu lagi, then lagi satu, ha ha.
You have fun, have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

zarin said...

i love martha stewart tooo. ok nxt time will try ths recipe jugak

K.Nor said...

triple choc? semestinya sedap ni :)

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