White chocolate mud cupcakes

I make a lot of desert dishes but I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth. I know, I’m very wierd! If I was given a choice between cheese and chocolate, I’d choose cheese every time – especially if it was triple cream brie!

But, I do like chocolate. And for my birthday last year, I made these delicious white chocolate mud cupcakes from taste.com. I didn’t like the pink ganache frosting in their recipe so I made my own ganache. I also changed the recipe a little (as usual). They were gooooooooooood!

To make 12 cupcakes you need:

125g butter, chopped
100g white chocolate, chopped finely
215g caster sugar
125ml milk
1 egg, lightly whisked
190g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 160C. Yes, it’s a bit cooler than normal because the sugar in the chocolate can burn easily.

Add the butter, chocolate, sugar and milk to a saucepan. Doesn’t look very appetising does it?

Cook over a low heat, stirring regularly.

When the chocolate is melted, pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes. You’ll have this lovely golden mixture.

Whisk in the egg and vanilla essence. Sieve in the flour and whisk until just combined – don’t mix too much or they’ll be tough.

You’ll notice that the mixture is quite runny, more so than a cupcake mix made using the creaming method.

Place the mixture into cupcake pans. Fill to about 2/3 full so there’s room for the ganache.

Bake for 20 – 25 mins until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

When they come out of the oven, they’ll be domed but they will sink back to give a flat surface perfect for frosting!

I covered these with a simple white chocolate ganache made from:

125ml cream
220g white chocolate

(I didn’t want the ganache to be too hard so I added more cream than usual.)

Chop the chocolate finely. Heat the cream on the stove until almost boiling. Pour over the chocolate and leave for 2 minutes so the heat can infuse.

Stir until smooth.

Delicious! Try not eat it straight from the bowl.

Note: you can add a teaspoon of glucose to the ganache to give it a shinier appearance. Just put it in with chocolate before you pour over the warm cream.

When the cupcakes are  cool, spread a layer of ganache over the top and leave to set for 1 hour (if you can wait that long!).

Here’s a recipe to print out.

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White chocolate mud cupcakes
 
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Dense, delicious white chocolate mud cupcakes.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 100g white chocolate, chopped finely
  • 215g caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 190g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 220g white chocolate
  • 125ml cream

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Add the butter, 100g white chocolate, sugar and milk to a saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring, until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the egg and vanilla essence.
  5. Sieve in the flour and whisk until just combined – don’t mix too much or they’ll be tough.
  6. Place the mixture into cupcake pans. Fill to about ⅔ full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 25 mins until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. Chop the remaining 220g chocolate finely.
  9. Heat the cream on the stove until almost boiling.
  10. Pour over the chopped chocolate and leave for 2 minutes so the heat can infuse.
  11. Stir until smooth.
  12. When the cupcakes are cool, spread a layer of ganache over the top and leave to set for 1 hour.
  13. Delicious.

Notes
You can add 1 teaspoon glucose or corn syrup to the ganache to give it a shiny appearance

 

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3 Responses to White chocolate mud cupcakes

  1. This cupcake does sound amazing. Not many recipes out there that make use of white chocolate in the batter of a cupcake, so I am glad to come across this recipe! Delicious post.

  2. Jen says:

    YUM YUM YUM!!!
    Made these yesterday and they are really delicious, although mine are nowhere near as pretty as yours due to the fact that i overfilled my patty pans.
    I particularly like the step by step photos in your recipies, they are very helpful.

    Thank you for sharing, i’m looking forward to trying more of your recipies in the near future.

  3. sas says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Jen. These cupcakes are really lovely to eat aren’t they!!

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