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Clumsy Cupcakes Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate ganache icing

  • 2 cups of chocolate chips

  • 1 cup of heavy cream

  • 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)

  • 4 cups of powdered sugar

Chocolate Cake/ 12 cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup of milk

  • 1/2 sour cream

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions:


Cake: In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Mix together for 5 minutes. Add in a splash of vanilla, milk, and sour cream. Slowly mix in one egg at a time on low speed. Scrape down sides and mix for another 20 seconds. In a separate bowl mix together boiling water and coco powder. Inside another separate bowl, mix together, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Lastly, alternate slowly mixing in dry and wet ingredients into the sugar mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. The patter should go, flour, coco water, flour, coco water, flour, coco water, flour. Scrape down sides and mix for an additional 20 seconds. Finally, scoop or poor batter into your desired baking dish and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.


Chocolate Ganache Icing: Place heavy cream in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour chocolate chips in the warm heavy cream and stir until smooth. Place in the fridge to cool. Cream butter at medium speed in a separate bowl. Once the butter has grown in size and lightened in color, pour the chocolate mixture into softened butter. When the mixture is smooth, slowly pour in powdered sugar. beat with a paddle attachment for an additional 2 minutes to release air bubbles.


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