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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

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When a triple threat comes together�

chocolate cupcakes
strawberry buttercream
chocolate ganache
� our self control�s inwards serious trouble. And bonus: there�s strawberry hearts on top. Little cuties!

Here�s a cupcake I�ve been dreaming virtually since terminal Valentine�s Day when I showed yous how I construct strawberry frosting. Never actually got unopen to to making them, hence I saved them for Vday 2018. And strawberry is fresh on our minds correct instantly because helloooo fresh strawberry cake.

We�re taking my favorite chocolate cupcakes (the sixth most pop recipe from 2017!), filling amongst creamy strawberry buttercream, as well as topping amongst smoothen chocolate ganache. All pretty straightforward recipes grouped together to practise a novel cupcake masterpiece. Unwrap the decadence.


Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of chocolate cupcakes
  • Strawberry Frosting
  • 1/2 loving cup (5-6g) freeze-dried strawberries*
  • 1/2 loving cup (1 stick; 115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups (240g) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • salt, to taste
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 loving cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • one 4-ounce (113g) semi-sweet chocolate bar, coarsely chopped*

Directions:

  1. Bake the chocolate cupcakes. As the cupcakes cool, I advise yous construct the chocolate ganache inwards pace 2. This agency the ganache tin dismiss cool downwardly as well as thicken every bit the cupcakes cool down. Saves yous time!
  2. Make the ganache every bit the cupcakes cool: Place chopped chocolate inwards a bowl. Heat the cream inwards a minor saucepan until it begins to gently simmer. (Do non allow it come upwardly to a rapid boil-- that's also hot!) Pour over chocolate as well as allow it sit down for 2-3 minutes to gently soften the chocolate. Then stir until completely combined as well as chocolate has melted. Cover as well as refrigerate until it's thick as well as a spreadable consistency, virtually 1-2 hours. You don't desire it runny. The longer it's chilled, the thicker it volition be.
  3. Make the frosting: Using a blender or nutrient processor, procedure the freeze-dried strawberries into a powdery crumb. You should accept unopen to 1/4 cup. Set aside. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand upwardly mixer fitted amongst a paddle or whisk attachment, trounce the butter on medium-high speed until creamy, virtually two minutes. Add confectioners' sugar, strawberry powder, heavy cream, as well as vanilla. Beat on depression speed for thirty seconds, as well as hence switch to high speed as well as trounce for two minutes. Taste. Add a pinch of common salt if frosting is also sweet. Set aside.
  4. Fill the cupcakes: Using a sudden knife, cutting a circle/hole into the pump of the cooled cupcakes to practise a piddling steal virtually 1 inch deep. The spell yous removed volition last the cast of a cone. Spoon or pipage frosting within each carved out cupcake-- role nevertheless much frosting volition fit. (I role Wilton piping tip #12 to fill upwardly cupcakes.) Slice off the pointy cease of the "cone" spell of cupcake yous removed hence that it tin dismiss gibe on overstep of the filling. Place on overstep of the filling.
  5. Frost each cupcake amongst thickened chocolate ganache. I role my minor icing spatula. If you'd rather pipage the ganache on top, allow the ganache chill inwards the fridge for several to a greater extent than hours, hence it volition last the thicker consistency to pipe.
  6. Store leftover cupcakes inwards the fridge for upwardly to 3-4 days.
  7. Make ahead tip: Prepare cupcakes 1 twenty-four lx minutes catamenia inwards advance. Keep cupcakes covered tightly at room temperature as well as fill/frost the twenty-four lx minutes catamenia of serving. Strawberry frosting as well as chocolate ganache tin dismiss last prepared the twenty-four lx minutes catamenia earlier too. Cover each as well as refrigerate overnight. The ganache volition last squeamish as well as thick! Unfrosted cupcakes tin dismiss last frozen upwardly to two months. Thaw overnight inwards the fridge as well as pick out to room temperature earlier frosting, filling, as well as serving.

Recipe Notes:
*Here is the dissever postal service on how to construct the strawberry buttercream. You tin dismiss read all the details virtually the frosting inwards that spider web log post. The freeze-dried strawberries are the secret. Where to purchase freeze-dried strawberries? I e'er detect them inwards my regular grocery shop inwards the dried fruit aisle. Wegmans as well as Giant carries them, every bit good every bit Trader Joe�s as well as Target. Keep your eyes peeled� they�re to a greater extent than usually works life that yous think! If yous can't detect freeze-dried strawberries, endeavour strawberry whipped cream instead.

*Use real, character chocolate. You tin dismiss detect the 4 ounce baking bars inwards the baking aisle. I similar using Ghirardelli or Baker's brand. You tin dismiss role 4 ounces (heaping 2/3 cup) of character chocolate chips instead, but the ganache won't last every bit smooth.

Top amongst strawberry pump slices! Super simple. Watch this video for how to cutting strawberries into hearts. I rounded off the overstep of the pump as well as cutting each into sparse slices to overstep the cupcakes.

Thanks done portion recipes to : https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2018/02/05/chocolate-covered-strawberry-cupcakes/
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