Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

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Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • This is a thin batter and I fill my pancake batter dispenser and distribute the batter to all the cupcake liners and then drop the truffle in the center. You can also make a chocolate frosting with powdered sugar, butter, half and half and vanilla.
  • Makes 30 cupcakes
  • Truffle Filling
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 2/3 cup (2 ounces) Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups hot coffee
  • 1 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe Frosting

Instructions

For Truffle Filling: Place chocolate, cream, and confectioners’ sugar in medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on high power until mixture is warm to touch, 20 to 30 seconds. Whisk until smooth; transfer bowl to refrigerator and let stand until chilled.

For Cupcakes: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard-size muffin pan (cups have ½-cup capacity) with baking-cup liners. Place chocolate and cocoa in medium bowl. Pour hot coffee over mixture and whisk until smooth. Set in refrigerator to cool completely, about 20 minutes. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

Whisk oil, eggs, vinegar, and vanilla into cooled chocolate-cocoa mixture until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

Divide batter evenly among muffin pan cups. Place one slightly rounded teaspoon truffle filling on top of each cupcake. Bake until cupcakes are set and just firm to touch, 17 to 19 minutes. Cool cupcakes in muffin pan on wire rack until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Carefully lift each cupcake from muffin pan and set on wire rack. Cool to room temperature before frosting, about 1 hour.

TO FROST: Mound 2 to 3 tablespoons frosting on center of each cupcake. Using small icing spatula or butter knife, spread frosting to edge of cupcake, leaving slight mound in center.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

2/3 cups sugar

4 egg whites

1 teaspoon salt

24 tablespoons butter (3 sticks), room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled

In a mixing bowl, add sugar, egg whites and salt and beat over a double boiler for 2-3 minutes or until the eggs reach 150 degrees. Remove from heat and put in a mixing bowl and mix to cool down until it looks like shaving cream, about 4 minutes. Add butter slowly and mix well after each addition. Add vanilla and chocolate and mix well.

2 Responses to Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

  1. deb says:

    SALLY…THESE ARE THE BEST CUPCAKES I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE….IT’S TRUE!!!! BIG WINNER, GIRL..thx

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