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Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes with Cream Filling
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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 ¾ C flour
  • ¾ C cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 C fresh brewed coffee
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP cold water
  • 1 ¼ tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ½ C chilled heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ C powdered sugar
  • 2 disposable piping bags one fitted with a number 2 tip

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Disposable piping bag

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients
  • Beat in buttermilk, coffee, oil, eggs and vanilla until combined
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 15 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely

Filling Directions:

  • Using a small bowl, add the cold water
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and allow to set for 10 minutes
  • Using a small pot, add about ½ C water and place over medium to high heat
  • Place the gelatin bowl over the pot
  • Once stir until the gelatin is melted
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form
  • Beat in the gelatin mixture until stiff peaks have formed
  • Scoop some of the whipped cream batter into the piping bags
  • Pipe cream into the centers of the cupcakes

Ganache Directions:

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream over medium to high heat until slightly simmering
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth

Decorating Directions:

  • Dip the cupcakes into the chocolate ganache
  • Allow to harden for a few minutes
  • Using the filling with the tip, pipe out the words “Love” in cursive onto the top of the cupcakes as well as the traditional squiggle
  • Enjoy!