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Sunday, October 2, 2011

BOO!: Recipe

I am full of pathetic excuses as to why I've not blogged since February...but who really likes to hear excuses? Not me! Oh sure, we renovated our kitchen which took 3 months to complete (well, "complete" is subjective, isn't it? we're still not fully detailed...), and we're waiting to be joined in December by another little person - so really, I have been cooking up something...but so what, right? I've baked, I've cooked, I've been in the kitchen all these months. But I've not been motivated to tell you about it. But as the guilt piles higher than a triple decker sandwich you order in a diner, I realized it was time to post.  So while this is certainly not the most amazing thing I've ever made, it was today's episode in the kitchen.  The level of culinary activity has certainly ebbed over the past few weeks - I guess they call that "nesting." Alas, the family has been happy with the results!

So what can be better than a cupcake with buttercream frosting? How about one that combines buttercream with sinfully rich chocolate ganache? My thoughts, exactly!

Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcake and buttercream recipe
cupcakes and buttercream

Chocolate Ganache
7 oz. 70% cocoa chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

chop the chocolate as well as you can and place in a large glass bowl. Heat heavy cream to a boil and pour over the chocolate. Mix constantly until all chocolate has melted and allow mixture to sit in a cool spot for about 20-30 minutes to thicken - or until it is spreading consistency.  Spread evenly over tops of cupcakes.

Pipe buttercream over the edges of the cupcake.

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