A simple yet rewarding cupcake recipe
Cupcakes are everybody’s best friend. They are moist, delicious, and can always put a smile on your face. These cupcakes are topped with a ganache-like frosting. It is very easy to make and even more easy to put on the cupcakes. Once you cook the cocoa, cream, sugar, and butter together, you simply dip the vanilla cupcakes in it. And, the results are beautiful. So, if you are looking for a dessert that will impress your friends or coworkers, here it is!
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (omit if you are using salted butter)1 c sugar
1/2 cups unsalted butter ,room temperature
1/2 cup milk
2 tsps vanilla extract
6 tbsps unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
salt (omit if using salted butter)
Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Prepare a 12- cup muffin tin by placing the cupcake liners in it. Sift the dry ingredients together. Cream the butter and sugar for 3 mins.Add in the eggs one by one and beat it will for 1 minute after each addition.
Next with the motor running, add the flour and milk alternately starting and ending with flour. By now the batter should be light and fluffy. Spoon it into the cupcake liners, about 2/3 rd’s full, which will be about 2 1/2 tbsps. Bake for 20-25 mins or till the top is lightly golden brown in colour and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the tin immediately and let it cool completely before frosting.
In a saucepan,melt butter. Stir in the sugar and cocoa. Gradually stir in the cream. Heat over medium heat, stirring till everything is mixed well and is smooth and hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch or two of salt, to taste. Set aside to cool. Dip the cupcake upside down in to the frosting and let the excess drip off. Turn the cupcake and place it on a plate/rack and let the frosting set.
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