Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chocolate and Caramel Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Whewww!!!!!! That is one long name for a little thing and I am tired from typing it ;) . These cupcakes are soft , moist , chocolatey , caramely ...... I could go on and on and on describing it coz it's just that good and the frosting is just yummy . It's just chocolate ganache whipped up to give a nice fluffy smooth frosting , it's just too good so here goes..................


INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 and 3/4 baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup canola oil or any flavorless vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup nestle caramel treat or caramel topping

for the frosting

200 gms dark chocolate chopped
1 cup whipping cream

METHOD

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl .
Mix all the wet ingredients together except for the caramel topping .
Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it well till you get a smooth mixture .
Now fold in  the caramel topping into the batter . Don't over mix it .
Grease or line the cupcake tin.
Bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 15-20 min or till the tops are springy to the touch .
Meanwhile make the ganache by heating the whipping cream in the microwave for 1 min .
Add the chopped chocolate in the hot cream and stir it till you get a smooth mixture.
Now keep it aside to cool.
When the ganache is cooled whip it using a beater till stiff .
Pipe the whipped ganache onto the cooled cupcakes and enjoy :D.



10 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG these are so delicious! I love caramel and you've put them into a chocolate cupcake YUMMY!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Oh YUM! That looks to die for, I can never ever resist caramel and chocolate :)

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  3. This is a long name .. yes :)) But it looks delicious and beautifully frosted!

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  4. Oh, boy...these look AMAZING!!! Adding caramel to the batter is a fabulous idea and you've iced these to perfection!

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  5. Shabs-I don't usually make cupcakes...but if I did, this would be the most amazing recipe I would follow. Love the caramel addition to the batter, and the whipped chocolate swirls are so yummy, and so pretty the way you swirled them...a keeper, for sure:DDD

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  6. It would be wrong to make a giant bowl of this frosting and eat it without the cake right? :)

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  7. Your pictures are gorgeous! These sound like perfect little cupcakes, love love love the chocolate and caramel with whipped chocolate ganache... yum!!

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  8. wow looks so dainty...and caramely flavor is to die for any day...whipped up such a delish delite Shikari!!!!

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  9. I love long names for things - especially when they look as good as this!

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