Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Shaved Chocolate

2011 May 24
by linda

I wanted to make these cupcakes for a long time. I especially planned on buying sour cream to make these cupcakes. By the time I had them, I suddenly felt lazy to make absolutely anything :) . This laziness thing usually happens when making things is a must :) The sour cream stayed in the fridge for a long time. I didn’t want them to get spoiled so I urged myself to get in the kitchen.

I follows the recipe as it is, except the amount of sugar and sour cream. I don’t want to get a “diabetes attack” as usually most cupcakes recipe does have a lot sugar in them, I used 2 cup of sugar instead. As for the sour cream, I bought 300 gr pack sour cream, so I just dumped everything in.

This recipe yields about 36 cupcakes. My husband was so curious that he asked me whether we were having a special gathering or something. There were a lot of cupcakes. I shared some of them with friend and families and packed the rest into an airtight container without frosting. I didn’t bother to store them in the freezer as I know for sure that my husband would devour them. He is a chocolate addict.

If you check Martha Steward website, you will notice that her cupcake colour is really dark. I couldn’t get mine as dark as her. I don’t know, it was probably because of the type of cocoa powder used. Another tricky thing is to get those chocolate curls. I tried few attempts like heating the chocolate block by waving them on the fire then grated them or melting the chocolates onto the stone bench top and curling them using a sharp knife. I failed miserably :( I gave up and just sprinkled some shaved chocolates on top. I will keep you posted on my attempts to conquer these chocolate curls.

PS. Totally ignore the water bottle. I don’t have a clue how it got there. I was rushing to have a photography moment, as usual, and didn’t pay attention to the surrounding.

The ganache recipe probably yield double size of the cupcakes recipe. I couldn’t imagine on baking another batch of these cupcakes, so I whipped the ganache and piped a generous amount of frosting on top of each cupcake. My husband laughed when he saw the piping style. He said they look like a pile of poo. HAHAHAHA When I look at them now, they do in fact have a resemblance.

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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2 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 May 27

    looks yummy! haha as for the second pic.. that’s why i’m always so afraid to use a plain tip to pipe frosting on my cupcakes because i’m afraid it will look like poo hahah.. so i always use the star tip lol.

    • 2011 May 28
      linda permalink

      Hahaha… yeah I thought that by just cutting the plastic icing, I won’t be washing the tip. I didn’t even think about “poo look alike” until my husband mentioned it :)

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