Friday, June 1, 2012

Have Your Own Cake and Eat It Too...Individual Chocolate Cakes




Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup water or milk
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sour cream
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Chocolate Coconut Glaze:
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1 to 2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut chips or shredded coconut, lightly toasted

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the large muffin tins with large cupcake liners.

Put the butter, coffee, water, and cocoa in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on HIGH until the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Whisk to combine.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Beat the sour cream with the egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk the hot cocoa mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir in the sour cream mixture just to combine; don't overmix. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared muffin tins, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full (about 2/3 cup per cupcake). Bake cupcakes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Cool the cupcakes completely in the tin on a rack. Remove from liners and return cakes to a rack.

For the glaze: Put chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring coconut milk and corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly, then pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, then stir until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon warm glaze evenly over each cake, then scatter the coconut over the top.

Recipe shared from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/have-your-own-cake-and-eat-it-too-individual-chocolate-cakes-recipe/index.html