food, Recipes

Chocolate Cupcakes


For the cupcakes

3 cups flour

2 cups caster sugar

3T good quality cocoa powder

1t bicarbonate of soda

4t baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 cups boiling water

1 cup canola oil

1/3 cup white vinegar

1t  vanilla essence

For the chocolate ganache

180ml cream

300g dark chocolate

25ml cream liqueur

50g butter, cubed


For the cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180C. Place cupcake wrappers in 24 muffin pan holes.

Mix the flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix together the boiling water, canola oil, white vinegar and vanilla essence.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Spoon the batter into the cupcake wrappers, then bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and allow to cool before frosting.

For the chocolate ganache

Place the cream, dark chocolate, cream liqueur and butter into a heat-proof bowl set over boiling water (bain-marie).

Gently heat the mixture until the chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is smooth and glossy.

Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.

Frost the cupcakes by spreading each cooled cupcake with ganache.

The above recipe was supplied by Antonella Tuscan Tiramisu Cream Liqueur.