Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

Written by 
The Canyon Ranch Kitchen

Nutrition Information (per serving)

calories 
175
protein 
4 g
sodium 
236 mg
carbohydrates 
33 g
fat 
3 g
fiber  
2 g
cholesterol 
19 mg
Servings 
12
Ingredients 

Ganache
⅓ cup evaporated skim milk
⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
¾  cup cane sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch sea salt
2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
½ cup buttermilk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure almond extract
2 Tbsp brewed coffee
½ cup prune puree
2 egg whites
1 lg egg
1 Tbsp semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
 

Instructions 
  1. To make ganache, heat milk until just before boiling. Stir in chocolate chips and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes, and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with canola oil spray or line each cup with a cupcake paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, combine applesauce, buttermilk, vanilla and almond extracts, coffee, prune puree, egg whites and egg. Pour mixture into large bowl with dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips.  Evenly divide batter into muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Top each cupcake with 2 teaspoons of Ganache.

 

About the author 
All Canyon Ranch recipes are developed on property by our esteemed chefs, led by Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein.