Monday, August 20, 2007

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Okay, so when I was listing my favorite things, I should have included the recipe for the Gluten-free Yellow Cake from . I alter the recipe slightly. I half it - to make 12 cupcakes - and I add 2 to 3 Tablespoons of vanilla pudding powder to the dry ingredients. I feel this gives it more punch of vanilla taste, and it also gives it more of a texture of a "cake mix" cake.

I make these as cupcakes. This last time, my daughter wanted chocolate frosting. I'm not a pro at frosting yet, so I tried my hand at a ganache. In a recent article in Food & Wine magazine they had listed a whipped ganache frosting. I lost the magazine of course, so I decided to guess what it would be like.

This turned out so yummy and fudgey on top of the cupcakes, that I made them two days in a row! LOL.

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs milk
2 Cups powdered sugar

Mix chips, butter, milk in a microwave safe bowl. Melt at 30 second increments, stirring each time.

Once chips are melted, pour into the mixer bowl with the whipping attachement. Add 1 cup powdered sugar while on lowest setting - 1/4 cup at a time. Once that is in well, add the 2nd cup (see note) same way. THEN...let hit whip on high speed for about 4 minutes.

Dip the cupcakes in, swirl around a little bit to get them coated ontop. I continued swirling as I lifted them off the ganache to give them that little swirl effect on top.

NOTE: I would start with the 1 cup powdered sugar, add the 2nd cup 1/4 cup at a time and stop when the consistency is where YOU like it. If you like it thinner, etc...use less...if you want it more like a true frosting, use more).


Heather said...

That sounds to die for! I have heard raves about the yellow cake mix before, but have just stuck with a Namaste chocolate mix before. I think I'll be trying this soon as our "birthday season" is just around the corner.

I think your pudding mix idea is perfect. Pillsbury cake mix says "pudding in the mix" right on the front so I'm sure that's why it seems to more closely replicate the old cake mixes we are used to eating. I can't wait to try it!

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

These look great...craving setting in now..and I am wiped out from the day!! Can you send some over???? :)

kbabe1968 said...

No problem! :D

Karen said...

Love the pudding idea!!!! They really do look yummy.

Adopted Son said...

I can't tell the difference between these and store-bought cupcakes. They rock. And the Ganache frosting is awesome, too!