Sunday, 24 February 2013

Better than sex Chocolate fudge cupcakes

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

Yes better than sex chocolate fudge cupcakes, as long as you use at least 74% cocoa for your chocolate fudge then its sheer indulgence. Everyone likes cupcakes especially chocolate fudge, these cupcakes have a generous chocolate fudge topping. The sponge has cocoa powder to give your chocolate cravings a further boost. Finished off with piped fondant which if you want you can flavour with mint extract to give it a kick. For a richer flavour you can make a coffee flavoured buttercream and pipe a nice tall swirl of mocha goodness.

 Chocolate fudge Cupcakes recipe

(180˚C for 20 minutes)

This mix will make around 24 large cupcakes, so reduce to half for smaller quantities. I got 17 medium sized cupcakes from halving this recipe.

360g self-raising flour

100g cocoa powder

460g cake margarine

460g light muscovado sugar or soft brown sugar, you can use caster sugar

10 eggs

3 teaspoons baking powder

All in one method with a whisk (sift flour, cocoa powder & baking powder. I use a hand mixer & beat my butter and sugar first then added the lightly beaten eggs a bit at a time then the sifted flour cocoa powder and baking powder. Finish off with a chocolate fudge frosting.

Chocolate fudge CupCake Frosting

 200g plain or milk chocolate (74% cocoa)

4 tablespoon of milk

100 g unsalted butter

150g icing sugar

Put the chocolate, milk and butter in a small, heavy-based saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate and butter have melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the icing sugar until smooth. Spread the frosting over the tops of your chocolate fudge cupcakes while still warm. 

 You have to do this part precisely so if you're worried about burning the fudge then use a bain marie method and keep your heat setting to its lowest, its well worth the wait, trust me.

If you're comfortable dipping your cupcakes into the chocolate fudge then its worth it because you get a better finish, your end result should be a nice glossy finish.

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

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