ok. so, i wanted to make something totally over the top with chocolate for whatever reason. i don’t even really like chocolate that much, but everyone else does. i had come across triple chocolate or death by chocolate products, so i decided togo a few steps beyond those, so i ended up making genocide by chocolate cupcakes. there is a lot of chocolate involved in these bad boys.
here is a little idea of what is going on here. i made the base cupcake with my dark chocolate cupcakes. i wanted to throw in a mix in here, and having in the past dropped various candies in there in the past (york peppermint patties, reese’s peanut butter cups), so for this, i dropped in a lindt milk chocolate truffle. knowing that putting in a candy and subsequently covering it with the next layer of batter leaves a bit of a depression in the cake surface, i decided to fill that with a semi-sweet chocolate ganache. next, i decided to have that ganache flow out of the hole and cover the cake surface. for the frosting, i used ryan’s baking blog’s (the best) chocolate buttercream recipe. penultimately, i dropped milk chocolate chips on top of the frosting. lastly, i dropped left over chocolate ganache on top. that results in 5 different chocolates overall? genocide for sure. let’s get down to business. makes 12.
for the cupcakes, please see this post, and follow steps 1-3. the only modification is that when adding batter to the cups, fill about 1/3 of the way, then add one truffle (need 12 total), then fill to 2/3 of the cup. you will need to push the truffles down, as they are pretty big.
to make the ganache, heat to simmering 1/3 cup of heavy cream over a stovetop. do not boil. pour over 5 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. let sit for about a minute, then start to mix together to make a nice shiny concoction. then throw in 1 teaspoon of butter to the mixture, and keeping stirring until it is all mixed together.
when the cupcakes have cooled, pour ganache into the depressions, and let some pour out, and spread it nice over the top of the cupcake.
next, make the frosting. mix together 1 stick of butter and 3 oz melted chocolate until they are nicely mixed, then throw in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/8 cup of milk, and 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix together with a handheld mixer (i used a whisk and wooden spoon because i was at my parents’ house and my sister stole the hand mixer) until a nice frosting texture is made. pipe this bad boy on top of the cooled cupcake/ganache.
sprinkle chocolate chips on top, and drizzle any left over ganache on top. enjoy with lots of milk, these things are rich!