American-style Pancakes

American-style Pancakes

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Death by Chocolate Cupcake

Welcome to the Enchanted Stove where everyday the stove top is full of delicious things to eat. Let's cook something magical. The recipes on this blog have been tested in my kitchen.

Death by Chocolate cupcakes
You will die and go to heaven after ingesting these heavenly decadent cupcakes....if the heavenly aroma hasn’t arrested your heart and soul yet, that is.


Ingredients


For the cupcakes:

2 cups thrice sifted flour (You heard me, I said ‘thrice’)
5 ounces finest chocolate cut in squares
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons best cocoa
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs at room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ cup milk
¼ cup chocolate chips
12 mini Oreo cookies

Pudding in the middle:

½ cup caster sugar
3 tablespoons corn flour
3 tablespoons cocoa

For the frosting

4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons best cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
Small bag of mini Oreos







Bon Appetit!








Method


Set oven to 350˚F (180 C)
Place 12 cupcake liners into a 12 cup cupcake tin


1.      In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Sift the flour three times. This may sound weird but trust me...the cake will come out lighter than air. 
2.      Into another bowl mix the pudding mixture.  Add to the flour mixture.
3.      In a double boiler melt the chocolate and butter slowly. Once chocolate is melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
4.      Meanwhile, into a large mixing bowl beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the milk, oil, vanilla and whisk thoroughly.  Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. 
5.      Whisk thoroughly and carefully fold in the chocolate and chocolate chips.
6.      Pour 1/3 the batter into prepared tin; then place a miniature Oreo cookie on top.  Pour rest of the batter over the cookie.
7.      Bake the cupcakes for 25—30 minutes or until when a cake tester is inserted the tester comes out clean.
8.      Leave the cupcakes to cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
9.      Frost cupcakes as indicated.


For the frosting

1.      In a large mixing bowl sift confectioner’s sugar and cocoa.
2.      Add butter. 
3.      Add vanilla and milk.
4.      Beat with electric mixer until well blended and fluffy.
5.      You can either fold in the broken Oreos to the butter cream or sprinkle it on top of the finished product.

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