Sunday, October 14, 2012

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Bake 1 Devils Food Cake mix for 24 cupcakes.

Remove middles using an apple corer (optional)

Dip cupcakes in Ganache. (spoon extra into the hole, optional for more chocolatey cupcakes)

Frost with Strawberry Buttercream frosting. WALAAAA! Delish :P


3/4 evaporated milk
1 TB cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 TB sugar
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (give or take for desired thickness)
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a double boiler or small saucepan, mix the cocoa, sugar and milk. Stir over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Do NOT let the milk boil. Once you see bubbles forming around the edges of the pan, remove from heat.

Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Pour hot milk mixture over chips and whisk to blend. Add vanilla and whisk well. The chips will melt and you'll be ready for dipping once you have a smoothe ganache! Store letfover in the fridge for later reheating/dipping.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugStrawberry Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter, softened
4-5 TB pureed strawberries (about 1 strawberry per TB)
a dash of salt
2 lbs powdered sugar (about 7-8 cups)

Beat Butter, strawberries and salt together. Add powdered sugar about 2 cups at a time, beating well between each addition. (I used frozen strawberries that I thawed in the microwave so they were VERY watery, if you use fresh, You may need to either use more strawberries or add a tablespoon or so of milk)