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Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

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I love these Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes. They are chocolately and soft. The tangy sweetness of the dried cranberries in the cake made a perfect combination that I'm sure nobody can resist to have a bite. This is also an idea treat for breakfast or snack or for any occasion. Have a try on this recipe and I'm sure you will agree.




Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes
 巧克力蔓越莓小蛋糕


     Recipe adapted from 常温蛋糕经典100 with slight modification
     Ingredients: makes 13 cupcakes
     80g Dried cranberries
     3 tbsp Rum
     175g Butter, softened
     175g Icing sugar - 150g
     45g Valrhona cocoa powder
     90g Hot water
     1 tsp Vanilla extract
     3 Large Eggs
     75g Whipping cream 动物鲜奶油
     175g Plain flour
     1/2 tsp Baking powder
     1/2 tsp Baking soda

     Method:
  • Soak dried cranberry with 3 tbsp of rum for one hour.
  • Sieve cocoa powder with hot water and set aside.
  • Sieve plain flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
  • Beat butter and icing sugar together till pale. Gradually add in cocoa mixture and vanilla extract, mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time mixing until incorporated and slowly add whipping cream into it, mix well.
  • Stop machine and fold in in flour with a rubber spatula, do not over mix and lastly add in dried cranberries, mix well.
  • Spoon chocolate batter into muffin cups to 3/4 full.
  • Bake at preheated oven 170C for 25-30 mins or skewer inserted into centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave cake to cool on wire rack and spread some ganache cream on top of cake using a palette knife or dust some icing sugar over it.
  • Store the remaining cupcakes in the refrigerator and to soften them at room temperature for 15 minutes or longer before consume.

 Ganache Cream

     Ingredients:
     125g Semi-sweet chocolate or 85g semi sweet chocolate and 40g bitter chocolate- chop to   
     small pieces
     100g Whipping cream (boil 150ml cream and measure to 100ml)
     20g Butter - cut to small pieces
     1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
     1/2 tbsp Rum (optional)

  • Put chopped semi-sweet chocolate and butter in a bowl.
  • Boil whipping cream and pour cream into the chocolate pieces and stir with a hand whisk to smooth.
  • Add vanilla extract and rum, stir well.
  • If you find that the cream was not heated well enough for the ganache to be smooth, reheat the ganache under double boiler and stir till smooth. (note: off the heat after water is boiled)
  • You may like to apply 2 to 3 layers of ganache cream to make the chocolate cream thicker.
   
   kitchen note:
  • Ganche cream can be stored tightly covered in the refrigerator for a month or longer. Reheat the leftover ganache cream in the microwave for 20 seconds and give it a little stir and place it back to the microwave for 10-15 seconds and again stir the cream to smooth. You can use it to frost more baked goods, or drizzle on ice cream.
  • You may like to read more about ganache cream from here

  

Enjoy!



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  1. I would love to have one of those lovely cupcakes for tea.

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    1. Chris, This is very good for afternoon tea :)

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  2. 哎哟,又是道让人爱不释手的甜点,再配上巧克力酱;怎可自拔?

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    1. Cherry Potato,
      这小蛋糕真的不错,不会很甜。

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  3. Not only irresistible, I bet this boozy chocolate sweeties are going to cheer up any one who gives it a bite : ).

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    1. right ... we finished the cake within two days :)

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  4. Hi, I'm the first to discover these yummy cakes, so I deserve one for my tea, right now!

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    1. Never mind Cheah. You're not the first but definitely can have some for tea :D

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  5. I haven't made cupcakes for a long while (not a big fan) and suddenly after seeing this, I have the urge to bite into one. See what you've done?! I am imagining the flavors of the cranberries, chocolate and rum and I'm just dying to make these. Ok, no more talking, going to make some now! :D

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    1. Ping,
      Then you must try this. I assure you this is really good :)

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    2. Hi Ann. I actually did go off and baked some right after the first comment. I think I was too impatient and couldn't wait for the rum to soak the cranberries for an hour so the berries didn't get too much rum flavor BUT they tasted so much nicer the next day and I'd also drizzled some more rum onto the cupcakes :D
      Do you mind if I make a post out of it and link it back to you?

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    3. Hi Ping, Of Course you can post it up because you baked it :)
      WOW ... I'm excited to see your post ^-^

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  6. 很美的小蛋糕
    你的手艺真的好赞:)

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  7. yummy, great, perfect, I say wawwww

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  8. Oozingly gorgeous! It is sure to become a hit among my friends on our get together. The ganache cream and flower on top looks enticingly delicious! =)

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    1. Hope your friends love these chocolate cupcakes.

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  9. I noticed the rum! Love cakes with rum! Looks so good and pretty! Wish I could have one now!

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  10. These look super delicious - perfect for a picnic(especially with those flowers!)
    You are very talented!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Healthiest Natural Sugars Muesli Bars

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    1. Choc Chip Uru : Thank you for dropping by and your nice comment :)

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  11. 好浓郁的巧克力小蛋糕,真是甜美得令人心醉,yummy......

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  12. That ganache looks absolutely perfect! :)

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  13. These are ridiculously adorable, and I KNOW I would love it!

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  14. Looks so good that I want to have a bite right now from my monitor hehehe ...
    Love it Ann! So pretty with a little flower on the top (^.^)

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    1. Thanks Lia. Hope to see your bakes more often. You're very talented too!

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  15. i want to lick the ganache right now!!

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  16. 上面的巧克力酱真的很诱人,爱极了!

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  17. Who can resist this yummy chocolatey cupcakes?!!!Bookmarked this recipe....hehehhe

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  18. These are gorgeously yummy ! Love the moistness of the cupcake so as the ganache topping ;) Beautiful photos as always , Ann !

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  19. Thank you for the recipe..they look sooo cute specially the flower,could you tell me how you made that?

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    1. Hi Farwah,

      You're welcome. I did not make that chocolate flower, it was store bought from the bakery shop.

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  20. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://bit.ly/wJSl1h

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    1. Matt, Thanks for your invitation. I already linked up this recipe :)

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  21. Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  22. These cuppies are so delicious with different texture. Love the crunchy bits of cranberries in it. And yes yes also the lovely chocolate fragrant from the cuppies :)

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    1. Ellena, Really hope you can bake this too :)

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  23. they are lovely!

    just saw some dried cranberries in the supermarket (i'm surprised to see one)though they are pricey. would be nice to try this recipe sometime.

    as always, photos are amazing!

    glad you have joined #chocolatelove :)

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    1. Dudut,

      Thanks for the invite! Cranberries here are also quite expensive. But I just love to add them in my bakes :)

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  24. Anne, these cuppies are sooooo pretty!

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  25. your cupcakes look really sweet and pretty covered in chocolate!

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  26. Mmm...Ann these look so good, I must try them, and perfect I have some dried and fresh cranberries, dried cherries too. So many options, and so irresistible with the ganache on top!

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    1. Hi Lyndsey, I think it's really good to add berries in the bakes especially with liquer.

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  27. Just looking at your photos makes me want to lick the screen, the ganache is so smooth and shiny. Wonderful combination of flavors:)

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    1. hahaa... Jeannie, you want me to send by Fedxp? :))

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  28. What lovely cupcakes and the cranberries make it for me. Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try them in my own kitchen.

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    1. Thank you Maureen for dropping by. Hope you will love this after trying it:)

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  29. 蔓越莓和 rum 酒一起加入面糊内吗?巧克力和蔓越莓,可以想像一定很好吃 ^_^

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    1. 是啊,把两样加入面糊内就可以了。真的很好吃 :)

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  30. 加了巧克力酱的蛋糕,真的太太太吸引了~

    不过,我刚把家里的蔓越莓干都用完了。下次才试试这道蛋糕。

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    1. Shan,先要谢谢你, 这食谱真的很容易做,有空要试试看哦。

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  31. They look yummy! That frosting is perfect and I truly like their decoration; really cute!

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  32. great just happened to have whipping cream with me, shall make this tonight!

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    1. Janine,

      Please feedback to me after trying it :)

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  33. 你好!请问我可以用7寸蛋糕模来烘吗?

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    1. Hi Jiunmei, 应该可以啊,不过以防万一,还是多准备一个8寸蛋糕模比较好。

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