I have been wanting to make these cupcakes for awhile now. It took me awhile to source graham flour which is needed for the cake batter. Health food stores carry it and it adds an unusual (but not unpleasant) texture and flavor to the cake.
The cupcakes are topped with a semisweet chocolate ganache. If I make these again, I will substitute bittersweet chocolate in the ganache as this wasn't my favorite ganache ever.
Once the ganache was set, I piped a swirl of marshmallow frosting on to the
top of the cupcakes and then toasted it briefly under the broiler. A kitchen
torch would have been perfect here but I don't own one yet so the broiler had to suffice.
The recipe is out of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book and I will just say here
that I found her marshmallow frosting recipe was a disaster. I used another
marshmallow frosting recipe I found on the web in place of it. The batch of
frosting from Martha's recipe, I threw out. If you attempt her recipe, I wish
you better luck than I had with it!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!