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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache (Mini Cupcakes)

Few days back for Thanksgiving 2013, we had a potluck dinner and I made spiced carrot cupcakes and Devil's Food cupcakes. Today I am going to post the recipe of this Devil's food cupcake. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart's site. I baked this as a mini cupcakes. The cupcakes came out very soft and moist with rich chocolate flavor. Definitely a treat for chocolate lovers. 

Recipe Source: Martha Stewart

What are the ingredients needed?

Cocoa Powder, 1/3 cup
Hot water, 1/3 cup
All purpose flour, 1 1/2 cup
Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt. 1/2 teaspoon
Butter, 3/4 cup
Sugar, 1 cup
Eggs, 2nos.
Vanilla Extract, 2 teaspoon
Sour Cream, 1/2 cup
Chocolate Ganache, from the recipe below.

How it is made?
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix hot water and cocoa well such that the mixture is smooth and let it cool to room temperature. 
  3. Combine all purpose flour, baking soda, Baking powder, salt and keep it aside.
  4. Cream butter and sugar together. Then add eggs one by one and keep beating.
  5. Then stir in  Vanilla extract and sour cream and mix well.
  6. Finally add the cocoa mixture and mix well till they are well blended.
  7. Pour the batter for about 3/4th full in each cup of the prepared cupcake pan and bake for about 10-11 minutes or till it is done (tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean). 
  8. Let the cake cool for atleast 10-15 minutes then remove it from the pan, cool it completely and then apply frosting. and then decorate as you desire and then serve.
  9. It yields about 48 mini cupcakes or around 16 regular sized cupcakes.

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache

What are the ingredients needed?
Semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, 8 oz
Heavy cream, 1 cup
Butter, 1 tablespoon.

How it is made?
  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Set it aside.
  2. Heat butter and heavy cream in a medium heat.  Bring it to boil and turn off the heat.
  3. Add this butter mixture to chocolate and let it stand for few minutes and then whisk till it is smooth.
  4. Ganache is ready. Can be used to apply on cakes. 


  1. all what i can say seeing these cupcakes is yum yum yum

  2. So tempting cupcakes. love the chocolaty flavour

  3. Divya, more than those chocolatey cakes, I loved the dreamy background like sparkling stars, they look. beautiful snaps.

  4. Tempting cute cupcakes.. the background setup is so beautiful..

  5. have tried this Devil's Food cake and loved it, the cupcakes looks fantastic..lovely pics Divya!
    BTW loved the new template BG & header, looks beautiful :)

  6. such devilish looking cupcakes indeed...

  7. Very tempting and delicious cupcakes divya

  8. i love the sparkly purple background. where did you get the fabric?

    1. I used my daughter's dress as the background for the picture.. :)

  9. wow awesome clicks da and those cupcakes are too cute :) very yum and love the background such a pretty colour

  10. Nice, looks yummy,I like the colour.

  11. love the background colour..awesome click...yummy cupcakes

  12. While I am not a big fan of cakes, I will still blow high praises over them. That frosting and simple deco, the whole package is simply great.

  13. wow, lovely cakes.kids would love this :)

  14. beautiful cupcakes and loved the lilac touch . !

  15. wow such an fantastic looking cupcake :) superb presentation ..

  16. Yummy cup cakes and beautiful clicks dear !!!


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