Galaxy Chocolate & Red Wine Cupcakes

“Do you love Galaxy Chocolate, Red Wine & Cream…..then these cupcakes are for you!  Smell & taste the gorgeous creamy Galaxy Chocolate & the infusion of the Red wine which makes the sponge so moist & light!”

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 100g Softened Butter
  • 125g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 12.5g Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 50ml Red Wine
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 75g Galaxy Chocolate (chopped)

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180c
  2. Cream the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy (I used an hand held electric whisk).
  3. Beat in the eggs until thoroughly combined.
  4. Sift in the cocoa, flour & baking powder & mix together.
  5. Stir in the red wine & chopped chocolate and stir until mixed well together.
  6. Fill the cake cases (about 2/3 thirds of the mixture in each one).
  7. Bake for 20 minutes in the centre of the oven.
  8. When springy to the touch remove from the oven & leave to cool for a few minutes before removing from the cupcake tray to a wire rack.

Galaxy Ganache Frosting

Ingredients

  • 140ml Double Cream
  • 140g Galaxy Chocolate
  • 200g Golden Icing Sugar (sifted)

Method

  1. Heat the cream in a pan to just below boiling point, remove from the heat & add the chopped chocolate.  Allow to stand for 2 minutes before stirring to a smooth glossy ganache.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, cover with clingfilm & allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once fully cooled sift in the icing sugar & beat until full combined.
  4. Add the frosting to a large icing bag, fitted with your choice of nozzle (I used a star nozzle).


“Sit back & enjoy……smell the chocolate, taste the chocolate & inhale the aroma of the wine….& share if you can!”

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