DARK CHOCOLATE ‘N’ WALNUT CUPCAKE


150 gm butter

1+1/4 cups sugar

1 cup boiling water

1 tsp.instant coffee

1/4 cup dark chocolate  chips(optional)

3 eggs

2 tsp.vanilla essence

2 cups flour

2 tsp.baking powder

1 tsp.baking soda

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Melt the butter and the chocolate chips in a double boiler.Pour boiling water on the coffee and cocoa powder.Beat the eggs and the sugar together untill light color.Add the chocolate butter mixture,and the coffee cocoa decoction alternatively and mix well.Fold in the flour(sieved with baking powder and baking soda)with the walnuts and blend well without any lumps.Scoop into paper cases and bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees )for thirty minutes.

Decorate with fresh cream and chocolate drizzle or chocolate ganache

Chocolate ganache

175 gm chocolate

1/2 cup cream

1 tbsp butter

Melt all together in a double boiler and use.

Top with praline(sugar coated nuts)

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