Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

30/08/2012

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These cupcakes are really rich. Even though the frosting doesn’t look like a lot it is really rich and for all dark chocolate lovers this would be a hit. There is also melted chocolate inside the actual cupcake batter. Very delicious nonetheless! Also just to mention in case you freak out about why the batter is so thick (like I did), there’s not that much liquid in it so it’ll end up more dense.

 

 

 

Recipe adapted from David Herbert’s Best Ever Baking Recipes

Makes 24 cupcakes

 

100g unsalted butter, softened

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

250g caster sugar

100g dark chocolate, melted

280g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp cocoa powder

250ml buttermilk

 

Preheat the oven to 180°c and line your cupcake trays

 

Combine butter, eggs, sugar and melted chocolate in a large bowl.

 

Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into the mix.

 

Pour buttermilk into the mixture and beat for 1-2 minutes.

 

Spoon the batter into the trays and bake for 18-20 minutes.

 

 

Chocolate Ganache

 

100g unsalted butter

250g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

 

Because I got a little lazy I decided to do this in the microwave. Put the butter and the chopped chocolates into a bowl and heat it up in intervals of 15-20 seconds and stir each time. Do this until combined.

 

Drizzle or put a spoonful of the ganache on top of the cupcakes!