Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

2011 May 10
by linda

These were the cupcakes I prepared for Nathan’s preschool Christmas gathering. As usual, I always chose the easiest, simplest, quickest cupcakes recipes to prepare :) . This recipe is super easy yet tasty. They were gone pretty quickly after serving. In order to give them a Christmassy feel, I added a snowflake pattern on top of the ganache using let over swiss meringue buttercream.

If I have to compare them with the previous Chocolate Cupcakes that I posted, they taste pretty similar. In fact, I can’t remember the difference, maybe because I don’t have them at the same time. Well, I don’t know, but this recipe only requires 1 egg.

Ingredients for the cupcake

Recipe adapted from Julie Hasson’s Best Cupcake Recipe: Best Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 160 gr plain flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Ducth-process cocoa powder (I used Cadbury cocoa)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (I didn’t use this)
  • 201 gr sugar (I used 150 gr)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used Canola oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I didn’t use this)
  • Chocolate Ganache

Instructions for the cupcake

  1. Preheat oven to 175 C. Line cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda into a bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Alternately whisk in flour mixture and buttermilk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of buttermilk, beating until batter is smooth.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 22 to 27 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
  7. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  8. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting.

Please leave your comment/suggestion if you find this recipe useful. Can’t wait to hear from you and Thank You !!!


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3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 May 10

    Love the snowflake piping! Very pretty. I wonder – whereabouts did you get the cardboard box from? I love making cakes and cupcakes to share with friends as well but I have trouble with transporting them sometimes (I buy tupperware but for some reason it ALWAYS goes missing when I move it around!) which gets expensive when I have to keep buying them lol.. so I would love to have cake boxes like that!

    • 2011 May 11
      linda permalink

      Thanks Christine. This box is the usual ordinary cake box. Like the one that you get from bakery when you purchase a cake. I bought mine in a pack of 50 or something (I can’t remember how many) at Flemington market. There is one warehouse that sell takeaway packaging called Marinucci Packaging They open early in the morning and close around 3 or 4 PM. I think if you check online, there are few specialised cupcakes packaging like “Sugar Craft by Rosie”. Check them out

      • 2011 May 11

        Cool thanks. I would love to buy some but they seem to be really expensive online, like $8 per container sometimes..? That seems a little bit outrageous.. almost cheaper to buy plastic, so I would really love to find some well priced ones.. Maybe will have to look at the markets!!

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