Chocolate on Chocolate

I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache for an election party tonight because I voted for Obama. Hey, it was either that or make blue cupcakes and I have no blueberries or blue dye. I'm also opposed to food dye.

Don't hate me if you voted for Romney, I won't hate you.
I despise talking about politics, so I won't. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion whether it's political or whether it's about how they do or don't like chocolate. While I'll never understand why someone doesn't like chocolate, it's not my job to convince them they must like chocolate.
 I will talk about how these cupcakes are uh-mazing (and I usually don't like chocolate cake): these chocolate cupcakes are uh-mazing.

And just because these cupcakes have some patriotic flair doesn't mean they are special occasion election cupcakes. They should be made and devoured at least five times per year.
Super Moist Super Chocolate Super Cupcakes (adapted and renamed from The Cake Book by Tish Boyle)
 1 c all purpose flour
1/3 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c sugar
1/3 c neutral oil
2 eggs
1/3 c whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c boiling water

Preheat the oven to 325ยบ F

-In a large bowl combine the first seven ingredients
-Add the oil to the dry ingredients and combine until it creates a crumbly texture
-In a separate, smaller bowl whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla
-Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and make sure they are well incorporated
-Add the boiling water to the batter in three or four segments making sure to incorporate the water to create a smooth batter before adding more water
-Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins and bake for 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Chocolate Ganache
9 oz. chocolate
1 c heavy cream

-Combine the chocolate and the cream in a double boiler until you can mix the two together to make a thick, creamy ganache
-Once the cupcakes have cooled, dip the tops of the cupcakes into the ganache to get an even coat and a little "loop" poking up
-Set the coated cupcakes on a cooling rack and allow the ganache to set
-Decorate however you'd like... or don't decorate


Vintage2Vogue 11/6/12, 9:24 PM  

wow! yum! kill me now!
Stop by for a visit,

Lydia from Vintage2Vogue

Olga Zgonnik 11/6/12, 10:05 PM  

wow these look amazingly yummy!! great job :)

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Melissa 11/6/12, 11:41 PM  

Love this! Go Obama!!

<3 Melissa

Milex 11/7/12, 10:03 AM  


Arden 11/7/12, 1:27 PM  

I love your little 'freedom of speech' paragraph... I think it's so necessary when talking politics! But what's more important is how amazing these cupcakes look... xx

sweet road 11/7/12, 4:15 PM  

@Vintage2Voguelove your blog!

sweet road 11/7/12, 4:15 PM  

@Olga ZgonnikGreat blog!

sweet road 11/7/12, 4:16 PM  

@Arden Haha... Yeah, everyone should be allowed to feel how they want!

Kdotorg 11/8/12, 1:39 AM  

YUM! I can't wait to test out this recipe, thank you for sharing :)
I adore your blog, would you like to follow each other?

eQ 11/8/12, 7:53 AM  

yummy :))


sweet road 11/8/12, 9:54 AM  

@KdotorgSure thing! Thanks for stopping by

Asiya Baig 11/12/12, 4:48 PM  

We are also really happy Obama won although we didn't vote...we're Canadians...I think we followed this election more than we follow Canadian politics :)

Cupcakes look how you incorporated some whole wheat flour!


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