• T.O.H. Daily Recipe - 372

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Fri Feb 23 17:19:19 2024
    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06

    Title: Chocolate Cupcakes w/Strawberry Filling
    Categories: Cakes, Chocolatge, Fruits, Dairy, Snacks
    Yield: 12 servings

    1 1/4 c A-P flour
    1 1/4 c Sugar
    1/3 c Baking cocoa
    1/2 ts Baking soda
    1/2 ts Salt
    1/2 c Buttermilk
    1 lg Egg; room temp
    1/4 c Oil
    1 ts Vanilla extract
    2/3 c Hot brewed coffee

    MMMMM---------------------STRAWBERRY FILLING--------------------------
    1/2 c Freeze-dried strawberries
    1/4 c Unsalted butter; softened
    1 c Confectioners' sugar
    1 tb Heavy whipping cream
    1/4 ts Vanilla extract
    1/8 ts Salt

    1/2 c Heavy whipping cream
    1/2 c Semisweet chocolate chips
    3 Fresh strawberries; opt

    Set oven @ 350ºF/175ºC.

    Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Sift flour,
    sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt together twice; place
    in a large bowl.

    In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla
    until smooth. Add to flour mixture. Drizzle in hot
    coffee, beating until smooth.

    Fill prepared cups three-fourths full. Bake until a
    toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20
    minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire
    racks to cool completely.

    Place freeze-dried strawberries in a food processor;
    process until a fine powder. In a large bowl, beat
    butter until creamy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar,
    cream, vanilla, salt and strawberry powder until smooth.
    Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry bag; insert a
    very small tip. Fill with strawberry filling. Push the
    tip through the bottom of paper liner to fill each

    Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan,
    bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let
    stand 2 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Dip
    tops of cupcakes in ganache, let stand until set. If
    desired, garnish tops with slices of fresh strawberries.

    Kristin Bowers, Gilbert, Arizona

    Makes: 1 dozen

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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