Cupcakes are a subject near and dear to my heart. So, because of that I was very happy to see Miss Clara of I Heart Food for Thought (and I Heart Cuppycakes) choose Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes for TWD this week.
This recipe uses a pretty basic yet yummy chocolate cupcake recipe, and a ganache for the topping. Since I am a piping lover rather than a dippy ganachey kind of gal, I whipped the ganache in order to pipe it on the cupcakes instead.
I seem to have some sort of 'overwhipping' issue when it comes to heavy cream and ganache...I can't seem to stop right at the correct time. Someday I'll get it right. Luckily, even when cream is a bit overwhipped, it still tastes amazing.
It seems some of the TWD gals had a problem with dry cake. For me in a chocolate cupcake, that is not unusual and the culprit is usually overbaking. Chocolate cupcakes go from being just right to overdone in like a split second it seems. I tend to slightly underbake my choco cupcakes now, and they cool perfectly. This recipe was wonderfully chocolatey and not dry at all for me.
I followed the recipe pretty closely for once, just to see what another choco recipe is like, because I am testing out a bunch. This one was pretty close to what I would consider 'perfect'. With a few tweaks of course! For the ganache and cupcakes, I used a mix of milk and bittersweet chocolates and in the ganache, added heavy cream to it instead of conf sugar.
I had to decorate them the way Dorie did, simple and fun. Don't forget to check out the other TWD chocolate cupcakes to get your sweet tooth fix for Tuesday...yum!