Chocolate ginger cupcakes with rich chocolate glaze

16 Apr

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This recipe is from a book called [take a deep breath] Green & Black’s Organic Ultimate Chocolate Recipes The New Collection. The recipe is ‘the Hummingbird Bakery’s ginger chocolate cupcakes’ and I made these for my mum at Easter, who adores choc ginger. 

GATHER:

100g plain flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

140g caster sugar

20g cocoa powder, sifted

40g butter at room temperature

100mL full at milk

1 egg

1 heaped teaspoon powdered ginger 

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line cupcake pan with wrappers. I used a muffin pan and made larger sized cakes.

In an electric mixer combine butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, ginger and cocoa until all mixed together.

Combine milk and egg in a jug, whisk and add to the mixture in two lots. Mix until everything is combined.

Fill wrappers two thirds full and bake for 15-ish mins [for small sized cupcakes] to 20-ish [muffin size].

Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

The book had a choc/ginger icing combination but I used my go to, fool-proof Donna Hay chocolate glaze recipe: mix 1/2 cup of cream with 150g dark chocolate in a small pan. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; allow to stand 10 mins until thickened. Pour over a well chiled ckae and tap to remove air bubbles. I usually have a container of this in the fridge and use it for ice cream topping [a few seconds in the microwave makes it gooey and warm], icing for cakes and slices, and eaten by the spoonful…  it is good just to have on hand…

I decorated mine with little edible silver balls because they are pretty. Ginger crystals would have been the logical decoration. 

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6 Responses to “Chocolate ginger cupcakes with rich chocolate glaze”

  1. Lucy April 16, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Love reading your entries Belle! Keep it up!!!

  2. Lucy April 17, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Thry look amazing, how strong is the ginger taste?

    • thehungrymum April 18, 2012 at 3:47 am #

      The ginger isn’t over-powering but I say this as a ginger lover. Add more or less, depedning on your level of ginger affection!

  3. Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) April 18, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Great recipe. I love adding ginger to baked goods, especially with chocolate!

    • thehungrymum April 18, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      Thank you. Yes, ginger & choc is just a perfect pairing, really…

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