I really like these cupcakes because they're not extremely sweet like cupcakes usually are. They have a very chocolaty cake and a light and not extremely sweet chocolate-hazelnut frosting.
These take about an hour to make.
for the cake:
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
50g unsalted butter
0.25 dl milk
0.75 dl creme fraiche
2 tablespoons cold coffee
3.5 dl flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 tablespoons cocoa
a pinch of salt
100g dark chocolate
for the frosting:
200g cream cheese
2 dl hazelnut powder
50g melted chocolate
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 dl confectioners sugar
How you make them:
Start with the cake:
Step1: Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
Step2: Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl so it turns to a white fluffy mixture.
Step3: Melt the butter.
Step4: Let the butter cool and add the milk, creme fraiche and cold coffee.
Step5: Combine the two mixtures.
Step6: In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt.
Stpe7: Add the dry mixture to the other one one dl at a time.
Step8. Melt the chocolate and add it to the batter.
Stpe9: Fill two thirds of the cupcake liners with batter and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Take them out and let them cool
Then make the frosting:
Mix the ingredients together and then put the frosting in the fridge for about 15 minutes so that it gets a little harder.
Then assemble them:
Pipe the frosting on top of the cake and finish of by sprinkling some grinded hazelnuts on top.
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