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Sweet Treat Sunday – Vanilla Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Orange Ganache

After failing to successfully make the cupcake frosting I wanted last week, I decided that this week I needed to tackle some other kind of frosting again and hopefully have a better outcome. For the first time I also made the larger size of cupcake, instead of the smaller fairy cake sized ones. I used the same recipe that I have always used but it obviously didn’t fill as many of the larger paper cases so it ended up making 7 big ones. I was perfectly happy with that though.

The Other Half is the one who suggested trying out a ganache and I thought it was a great idea. Using dark chocolate orange to make it was an interesting twist and it turned out beautifully. The absolute perfect topping for a cupcake. I’m also really looking forward to trying out other ganache recipes and flavours in the future, but for now I’ll just give you this one…

Recipe

125g unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
2 tsps vanilla essence
2 eggs
150g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

For the ganache:
200g dark chocolate orange, chopped
100ml double cream
100g unsalted butter

  • Line muffin tray with paper cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in.
  • Divide the mixture between the paper cases using two dessert spoons
  • Bake at 190°C for 20-25 minutes then allow to cool completely before adding ganache.

To make the ganache:

  • Place the chopped chocolate in a large stainless steel bowl
  • In a saucepan, heat the cream and butter over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until it just starts to boil.
  • Immediately remove from the heat and pour over chopped chocolate
  • Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth
  • Carefully pour over the cupcakes to the rim of the paper case.
  • Tuck in and enjoy 🙂
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One comment on “Sweet Treat Sunday – Vanilla Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Orange Ganache

  1. Christy aka Mamarazzi
    September 20, 2010

    Oh my these sound delish! Who can beat ganash? I will definately have to try this one out.

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