Can you remember the last time you sank your teeth into a great cocoa cupcake that left you feeling like you tasted a piece of heaven, and you wished to find the best chocolate cupcake recipe so you could relive that experience whenever you wanted?
Well the first step would be to look for the best chocolate cupcake recipe, and that make take some searching and testing before you find the best one. But did you know that a great cocoa cupcake can be made just by taking a basic recipe and tweaking it such that you get the best chocolate cupcake recipe?
Yes, it's possible indeed, and I can bear testament to that.
While I can't reveal my secret recipe to you, I sure can give the pointers on how to get the best chocolate cupcake recipe.
Of course, my tips won't work for everyone since different people will have different definitions of the best chocolate cupcake recipe.
In any case, use these tips to achieve that. Use what you want, and drop those you don't want.
Tip 1 - Swap Fine or Caster Sugar For Dark Brown Sugar
Dark brown sugar contains molasses, and that make the sugar moist and nice. And you'll notice its moist property when you feel it with your bare hands. It melts and has a wet touch to it.
So if you swap sugar or caster sugar for dark brown sugar, you'll get chocolate cupcakes that are moist, nice and more fragrant than usual.
Tip 2 - Swap Milk for Buttermilk
For those who don't know what buttermilk is, it's like watery yogurt, and it has great properties for baking cakes and cupcakes alike. You should be able to find it at major supermarkets in the chilled section.
Or if you could only find the powdered version, follow the instructions on the label on how to use buttermilk powder to turn into a buttermilk substitute.
Milk in cupcake recipes only adds flavour to the cupcakes, but buttermilk will make the cupcakes really moist and soft. And that's the property of a great cocoa cupcake.
Tip 3 - Bake In A Steam Oven
With steaming included, the cupcakes don't dry out, and your cupcakes will become moist in the process.
And in case you don't have a steam oven, you can always bake your cupcakes in a water bath. That's as good as having a steam oven.
Tip 4 - Add Chocolate Chips on the Top
Chocolate chips will melt under the heat of the oven, and that will help to enhance the melt in the mouth feeling you get from the best chocolate cupcake recipe.
And know this. Not all chocolate chips are made equal, and you'll want to find the best one that will give you this effect.
Tip 5 - Pipe Chocolate Ganache into the Cupcake Centers
Do this only after your cupcakes have cooled down.
By using a piping bag with a piping tip, poke it right to the centre of your cooled cupcakes and pipe in chocolate ganache.
And that's how the great cocoa cupcakes give you the nice melted feeling in your mouth.
Also, note that you don't have to pipe too much. Piping a little will already achieve that effect.
As you can see, all these tips for the best chocolate cupcake recipe are recipe independent, and will work to enhance any recipes out there. Give them a try to believe it.