Double Chocolat Cupcake

Cupcake crazz?
Well at the moment I think it is still cupcake crazz time and down the coming few months, definitely will be the macaroons carzy!!! But I love both of them, cupcakes always have a sentimental value as each of the cupcake looks so different and look so unique and can be very artistic. As for macaroons, it is another story. It is not only about artistic but all about skill and technique. Macaroons from different shops taste differently. Oh I love them both, cupcakes and macaroons. Macaroons tend to taste very sweet and difficult to reduce the sweetness but cupcake can. I always reduce the sweetness of my cupcake by reducing icing sugar and even sugar paste and replace them with chocolat, chocolat ganache and cream.

Recently I had baked some cupcakes for a client, a new training agency in town. So we baked a double chocolat cupcake, hmmmm……yes teckiee they are really delicious indeed, you miss them again…………… Anyway since none of this cupcakes left, here is the recipe to bake some.

Chocolat cake mix

200g dark chocolat
200g butter softened
6 eggs
200g sugar
150 cake flour, shifted
100g dark chocolat chips

To prepare cake mix

Melt the chocolat and butter in a double boiler. In a mixing bowl with the ballon whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar together on medium speed until the ribbon stage. Add the melted chocolat and butter and mix well. Using spatula, fold in the sifted flour. Place paper cupcake cups into baking moulds. Line the cupcake cup with chocolat mix and add dark chocolat chips. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 13minutes……. Remove from oven, set aside to cool completely before decorating with chocolate gancahe and cream cheese.

Chocolat ganache

400g dark chocolat, chopped
400ml cream
50g butter

To prepare ganache

Place the chocolat in a mixing bowl. Warm the cream and pour unto the chocolat. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add softened butter and whisk until smooth. Cool in the refridgerator until it can be piped.

This cupcakes looks lovely and taste rather not too sweet. Yet another batch of cupcakes well executed. It is worth trying to make some over the weekend, you will definitely like it.

Love Sunny Yaw


  • Nic (KHKL)
    October 29, 2007 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    the ganache deco looks refreshing! with cream cheese, yummy!

  • meatball online
    October 29, 2007 - 6:25 pm | Permalink

    wow! they r so nice… looks really yummy.. i tried to decorate the cupcakes the 1st time last month.. ended up so ugly… but still give as birthday pressie.. kekeke

  • Big Boys Oven
    October 29, 2007 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I tried to reduce the sweetness by reducing sugar paste and royal icing anf replace them white bitter chocolate, amazing a non too sweet cupcake.

    meatball online:
    well the thoughts that count, that is so nice of you. keep on practice you will be there in no time.

  • wenching & esiong
    October 29, 2007 - 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I’m sure your cupcake will be much much better than those in Delicious!! :)

  • cookies_cream
    October 30, 2007 - 12:45 am | Permalink

    wow…so fast yet clean on decorating the cup cakes…geng!

    never tried any cupcake decoration before..wish I could be able to decorate too! :)

  • "Joe" who is constantly craving
    October 30, 2007 - 1:41 am | Permalink

    aiyo..i wan to eat also..haha but at this point of time..calories are a real luxury..need to shed of the weight!

  • Veron
    October 30, 2007 - 7:36 am | Permalink

    these are yummy looking cupcakes. and anything double chocolate is a welcome treat!

  • Cookie baker Lynn
    October 30, 2007 - 8:47 am | Permalink

    I love the piped ganache – so elegant!

  • Angel
    October 30, 2007 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    These look so pretty. That ganache looks so good i could probably eat it by the spoonful.

  • Little Corner of Mine
    October 30, 2007 - 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Wah, expert is expert, see how you ice the cupcake, so fast and pro man!

  • Nora B.
    October 30, 2007 - 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sunny, I do love cupcakes too because it is so pretty and I like mini anything and a cupcake is a mini cake to me. Yours look so delicious!

  • I Cook4Fun
    October 30, 2007 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    BBO, your cupcakes are so beautifully done. I really like the way you pipe your icing. Very creative.

  • Oh for the love of food!
    October 30, 2007 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Whao! I’ve gotta learn those excellent piping skills from you Sunny! They look gorgeous!
    BTW, I’ve tagged you with a meme too! Yup, it’s back at cha!

  • tigerfish
    October 30, 2007 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Did you get the red cream top inspiration of the hen’s red “comb”? LOL!….Usually, I don’t like too much cream on any chocolate coz I just want 100% chocolate! HA!

  • daphne
    October 30, 2007 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    yum! alot of recipes are too sweet but yours looks great! if only i can taste..haha

  • East Meets West Kitchen
    October 30, 2007 - 10:30 pm | Permalink

    So pretty!

  • beachlover
    October 30, 2007 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cupcake.I love strong colorful cream,ah,,the purple and white in your menu look so striking too.hmmm must taste good.

  • singairishgirl
    October 31, 2007 - 12:10 am | Permalink

    They are soooo beautiful!

  • ling239
    October 31, 2007 - 2:39 am | Permalink

    Pretty cupcakes !!! i want…….

    the tag still not done yet ah ? :p

  • mf
    October 31, 2007 - 7:00 am | Permalink

    they look so delicious..Im gonna try out the recipe once I get my oven.. =D

  • ai wei
    October 31, 2007 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    sweetness reduced cupcakes!!!
    would love to try on. but then the topping thing is… difficult.

  • Cutie
    October 31, 2007 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    Pretty cupcakes… And yes, when are you going to teach me some skills of decorating beautiful cakes. Or are you hiring me to help u. hehe… =)

  • Cynthia
    November 1, 2007 - 11:27 am | Permalink

    I am in constant awe of the artistry displayed on this blog.

  • Anali
    November 2, 2007 - 6:47 am | Permalink

    Oh these are so elegant! They remind me of a tuxedo, but tastier!

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