Marzipan chocolate cupcakes

I made these to take into work on the last day before Christmas, along with the orange shortbread thumbprints I blogged a while ago.

The original recipe was for a loaf cake, but after spooning the cake mix into my ginormous loaf tin, I realised I’d end up with a rather sad flat looking loaf if I carried on, so I decided to turn it into cupcakes instead.

When they came out of the oven I loved how they looked – little eruptions of marzipan oozing out of the top – but I’d already decided that chocolate cupcakes with marzipan and chocolate chips wasn’t QUITE decadent enough, so I added a thick ganache to finish them off.

I was a bit concerned by how heave they were that the cake would be too hard and dense, but i think it must have just been the amount of marzipan and chocolate chips weighing them down – they tasted great and went down a treat at work and with the pony.

Marzipan chocolate cupcakes (recipe adapted from The Chocolate and Coffee Bible):

Makes 12 cupcakes

  • 115g butter
  • 150g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 3tbsp cocoa powder
  • 130g marzipan, chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and fold in with the marzipan and chocolate chips. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool, then remove from the cases.

For the ganache:

  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 75ml double cream

Heat the cream in a saucepan until almost boiling. Pour over the chocolate, then stir until the chocolate has completely melted. Leave to cool, then spread on top of the cupcakes.

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