Sunday, January 18, 2009

Martha's One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

So the newest Martha Stewart Living came today and it had cupcakes on the cover - so I was sooooo excited! I read through all 15 cupcake recipes and decided to make this one. I love it and and will make it again and again. Not only is it super quick, it has hardly any fat in the recipe AND the cupcakes are super moist and taste nothing like a box mix. I am not going to tell how many I ate! I added the cream filling and now they are exactly like a hostess cupcake - only better!

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 TB oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners. Sift cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, water, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. (Batter is very runny) Pour batter into prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes.

Cream Filling
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
Beat filling ingredients until fluffy. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a "filling" tip. Insert the tip of the pastry bag about 1/2 inch deep into each cupcake; squeeze lightly to fill with cream. Top with chocolate glaze

Chocolate Glaze
2/3 cup heavy cream
4 ounces bittersweet (or dark ) chocolate chips
1 TB corn syrup

Heat cream in small saucepan over med. heat. Place chocolate and corn syrup in a small bowl. Pour hot cream over chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Let cool then dip the top of each cupcake into the glaze.

1 comment:

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Anything that can be made with one bowl is a winner!!