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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Evil Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes!

Well...they aren't exactly evil, but G's coworkers have dubbed them just that. I believe his boss said he liked the way the chocolate "got" him in the back of the throat. I think I will take that as a compliment! These are serious chocolate cupcakes that will require a big glass of milk.

I was making these every year for the past few years for a friend's Halloween gathering. They were loved by her teenage son and his friends. I think they tried to eat as many as they could to see who could achieve a state of supreme sugar buzz! Unfortunately moving 2200 miles away will put an end to that tradition. But, never fear, I have a new audience to bake for..and I believe they are enjoying it.

The recipe is from Marcel Desaulniers' book Death By Chocolate, as usual, I have shortened the directions and they are in my own words. Happy Baking!

Serious Chocolate Cupcakes:
-10 semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces (10 ounces)
-8 heavy cream (8 ounces)
-2 unsweetened chocolate, broken into pieces (2 ounces)
5 eggs
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
-preheat oven to 325f
-place broken chocolates and cream in double boiler, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir till smooth.
-Place eggs, sugar and vanilla in mixer w/paddle. Beat on medium until lemon colored and slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Add chocolate, beat on med 15-20 seconds. Add baking soda, flour and chips, beat on low 10 seconds, increase to medium and beat 10 more seconds.divide into 18 muffin tins, fill ¼ inch below the rim. Baker about 25 minutes, cool..dip tops in icing and garnish with white or dark chocolate chips or curls or something pretty...I also will do seasonal sprinkles on these, such as: pumpkins at Halloween, Holiday M&M's at Christmas..etc....

Ganache topping:
-4 heavy cream (4 ounces)
-6 semi sweet chocolate (6 ounces)
-heat cream to boiling, pour over semi sweet chocolate. Let sit for about 8 minutes. Whisk until smooth and dip in cooled cuppycakes.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolatey goodness to bring a smile to anyone's face!

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Meg said...

Someone needs to make me some!!!!

Jen the bread freak said...

Well...come visit! ;)

Meg said...

We will come visit - then i hope that when we do arrive there are cupcakes waiting for me!!!!