"Where there is creativity, there is hope." ~ Donna Karan

Friday, October 28, 2011

Crafty Fridays: Cherry ripe cupcakes with whipped milk chocolate ganache

Are you ready to bake yourself the most delicious chocolate cupcakes? Of course you are!

I baked these especially for my dad on father's day and seeing as his favourite chocolate is cherry ripe, I used that as my inspiration for these cupcakes! They turned out AMAZING, if I do say so myself!

Ready to bake!

For the chocolate mud cakes you will need: 125g butter, chopped coarsely. 80g milk chocolate, chopped coarsely. 1 cup (220g) caster sugar, 1/2 cup (125ml) milk, 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour, 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour, 1 egg, 2 cherry ripe chocolate bars (chopped coarsely).

Fresh out of the oven!

Method: 1) Preheat oven to 170°C/150°C fan-forced. Line 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases. 2) Stir butter, chocolate, sugar and milk in small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl; cool 15 minutes.

3) Whisk sifted flours into chocolate mixture, then egg. Add chopped cherry ripe chocolate bars. 4) Drop 1/4 cup of mixture into cases. Bake about 30 minutes. Stand cakes 5 minutes before placing on wire wrack to cool.

For the whipped ganache you will need: 1/2 cup (125ml) cream, 200g milk chocolate (chopped coarsely), treat size cherry ripe chocolate bars to decorate. This will make enough for one cup. I made three cups for these cupcakes.

Method: 1) Bring cream to the boil in small saucepan; remove from heat. When bubbles subside, add chocolate; stir until smooth.

2) Beat the cooled mixture in a small bowl with an electric mixer and pipe onto cakes. 3) Decorate with cherry ripe chocolate.

Boy was that ganache hard to pipe! I tried my best, I think it's just going to take some practise but at least they taste damn good!

 So there you go, stop drooling and go make some! You won't be disappointed!

Todays Creative Blog


Come join Miss Chronically Creative on facebook or twitter and celebrate all things creative!


deb aka abcsofra said...

Oh yum!!! I will pass this recipe onto the baker in my family...my twenty year old. She wouldn't be able to eat them due to dietary restraints but I know she will back them for us! Oh yum! Drewling all over my computer!

Alanna said...

Oh, um, okay... they look AMAZING!! Adding them to my list of things to bake when I have time :)

Foxy in the Waiting Room said...

I love how you help me think that although I have endometriosis, I can achieve anything. I've sent you a blog award that you can find at: http://foxywaitingroom.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/tell-me-about-yourself-award/

Miss Chronically Creative said...

@deb- aw that's a shame. I'm sure she'll have a lot of fun baking them though!

@Alanna- Thanks! Yes, you must bake them so make sure you make some time. You'll thank yourself once you eat them.

@Foxy- That's great! You certainly can achieve anything even when it doesn't feel like it some days. Blogging has helped teach me that. Thanks so much for thinking of me I am honored!

Michelle said...

OMG These look divine!! I have pinned this to make once I lose my first 15kg!! Thanks for sharing :)

Cook Clean Craft said...

Cherry ripes are my husband's favourite chocolate bar. I might just have to make these for his birthday. (I've made cherry ripe cheesecake for him before)

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oh YUM! Cherry Ripes are my favourite too, thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe!

Just Jaime said...

YUM! These look tasty!

Ty and Whitty said...

Wow those look so yummy. Thank you for sharing and Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

Freelance Search said...

This is going to be on my Christmas list.. Defo gonna make this one this summer. My niece's would love this. Yummy looking and mouth watering. YUM~! ;)


Blog Template by BloggerCandy.com