Chocolate cupcakes with 2 different frostings

Chocolate cupcakes with 2 different frostings

Ably assisted by Deia Balsara
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For Christmas vacation decided to make a little bit of indulgence as it was the season to be jolly. Please Note Do not overfill your cupcake liners or your cupcakes will sink in on themselves after baking. If you have excess batter either discard it or make additional cupcakes but overfilling your liners is one of the surest ways to ruin your cupcakes. To make this as a cake lightly but thoroughly grease and flour 2.8 inches cake pans divide the batter evenly between the pans and then bake on 350 for 25-35 minutes (check with toothpick at 25 minutes).

  • To cook

    2 hr
  • Level

  • Servings

  • Chocolate cupcake Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1&3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water (or hot coffee or 1 teaspoon instant coffee dissolved into 1 cup hot water)
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup or 2 sticks salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoon milk
  • Chocolate Ganache Frosting Ingredients
  • 350 ml semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1&1/4 cup heavy cream


    Chocolate cupcake Method
    Preheat oven to 350F and line muffin tin with cupcake liners or lightly grease and flour.
    In large bowl whisk together sugar flour cocoa powder baking powder baking soda and salt.
    Stir in oil and milk stirring until combined.
    Add eggs one at a time stirring after each addition.
    Stir in vanilla extract.
    Add hot water and stir until the mixture is evenly combined (it will be a thin batter. When you first add the water the batter will separate a bit stir until it is even in texture. Be careful with the
    hot water as it may splatter as it is stirred). Batter will be very thin don't panic!
    Fill prepared muffin tin cavities just over 2/3 of the way full and bake at 350F for 18-22 minutes (use the toothpick test to check).
    Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Method
    In electric mixer cream butter
    Add sugar one cup at a time until completely combined Stir in cocoa powder and then vanilla extract. Pause to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
    Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time and beating on medium-high speed after each addition for about 15 seconds until desired icing consistency is reached (the less milk you use the stiffer the frosting will be).
    Pipe icing on completely cooled cupcakes.
    Serve and enjoy.
    Chocolate Ganache Frosting Method
    Place chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl.
    Heat the heavy cream either on the stove or in the microwave until almost boiling.
    Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and butter. Allow to sit for 5 minutes without stirring.
    Whisk until completely smooth and shiny.
    Cool to room temperature (this may take about an hour but you can leave it at room temperature for longer).
    Whip the ganache with a mixer until light and fluffy.
    Spread or pipe onto cooled cake or cupcakes.
Recipe By

Mohnaz BalsaraMember of ZFC

Own a travel company called DeiaMo Paradiso. Have extensive deals in over 100+ countries. Love to travel and take tons of photograhs.

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