Friday, March 18, 2011

Chocolate cupcakes (or cake)

Well this was an easy treat for my aunt's birthday!! everyone loved these!

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot water

1 cup of dark chocolate (in thin pieces)
1 cup of heavy cream

In a small bowl mix flour + cocoa powder + baking soda

 In a large bowl mix melted butter with brown sugar, then mix in the 2 eggs and vanilla extract.
When it is combined (looking like this) mix in the flour mix (little at a time). After combined mix in the hot water. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

bake for 30 / 40 mins (if you are not sure take a toothpick and "poke the cake" if it comes out clean it is done!

For the ganache just bring the heavy cream to boil and pour over the chopped chocolate. give it a quick stir and pour a spoon into each cupcake ~(or everything it it's a cake!!)