Dark Chocolate Spice Cupcakes Recipe

Looking for an easy Dark Chocolate Spice Cupcakes recipe? Learn how to make Dark Chocolate Spice Cupcakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by anlparks

Makes 12 servings



Makes 12 cupcakes. Note ingredient list includes everything for cupcakes and frosting. From Craving Chronicles (http://cravingchronicles.com/2009/10/30/dark-chocolate-spice-cupcakes/)

Recipe Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Spice Cupcakes

1/2 cup brewed coffee
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

Recipe Directions for Dark Chocolate Spice Cupcakes

  1. Making the cupcakes - Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup pan with cupcake liners.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring butter and coffee to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder. Set aside to cool.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt.

  4. In a large bowl, beat sour cream and egg together with an electric mixer or by hand. Stir in vanilla. Add the coffee mixture in small amounts, beating constantly, until combined. Add flour mixture and beat slowly until just incorporated.

  5. Divide batter evenly among 12 cupcake cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on a rack before icing.

  6. Make the Ganache - Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling!) water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.

  7. With a spatula, stir the confectioners? sugar into the warm chocolate. Add a few pieces of butter at a time, stirring to combine, until all are incorporated.

  8. Once cool enough to be spreadable, dip cupcake tops in the ganache to ice, or carefully spread it across the tops using a spatula.

  9. Allow to set at room temperature.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 70.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
254
Calories from Fat
124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.8g
21%
Saturated Fat
8.7g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
214mg
9%
Potassium
98mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
31.3g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
21.1g
Protein
2.9g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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