Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

I felt like baking today, and I am sure glad I did! Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes, a little moist, a little dense, a little fudgy, a little crumb left for the lucky person who gets to try it.

Here is the recipe for anyone who would like to try it.. let me know how it goes.

Makes 24 medium cupcakes

3/4 cup (6oz/175g) unsalted butter
6 ounces (175g/12 tblsp) semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (6oz/175g/12 tblsp) sugar
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup (4oz/114g/8 tblsp) flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

6 ounces (175g/12 tblsp) semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons whipping cream
white chocolate to garnish

Directions For Cupcakes:
:: Heat oven to 325°F (160°C).
:: Grease 12-cup muffin pan or line with baking cups.
:: Place metal bowl over medium saucepan of barely simmering water (bowl should not touch water).
:: Add butter and 6 oz chocolate.
:: Let stand until melted; stir until smooth.
:: Cool to room temperature.
:: Whisk in sugar and egg yolks.
:: Stir in flour and baking powder.
:: Add cooled chocolate mix, and stir.
:: In large bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed until frothy.
:: Add cream of tartar.
:: Beat at medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
:: Fold one-fourth of the whites into chocolate mixture.
:: Gently fold in remaining whites until mixed.
:: Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
:: Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
:: Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
:: Remove from pan; cool completely.

Directions For Frosting:
:: In medium saucepan, combine semisweet chocolate and whipping cream.
:: Heat over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring frequently.
:: Spread each cupcake with frosting; let cupcakes stand until frosting is cool but not set.
:: Using vegetable peeler, make curls out of white chocolate over cupcake.
:: (Optional) Sprinkle coloured sugar on and add a cherry.



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At 12:19 PM, Blogger HijabiApprentice

asalaamu alaikum! yummy! shukran for the recipe ykhtee.

i baked sweet potato pies this weekend and shared them with some friends. i think my next baking project will be lemon bars.

ma'a salaamah


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu sister,

I have never had sweet potato pie, but that sounds sooooo good! Would you have a recipe handy for me to try?? (I wouldn't complain if you prefer to mail me some...hehe)

Let me know how the lemon bars turn out. Happy baking.



At 7:49 AM, Blogger HijabiApprentice

wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

i don't have a precise recipe (i bake by sight)for the sweet potato pie but insha ALLAH i will give you what i have from memory :).

the recipe is for 2 pies:

2.5 lbs of sweet potatoes
2 eggs
.5 cup of whole milk
.5 cup of brown sugar
.5 cup of granulated cane sugar
.5 teaspoon of pure vanilla
1 stick of butter
2 eggs
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
.5 cup of flour

peel and cut the potatoes in cubes. boil until fork tender. place hot potatoes and butter in a bowl blend on medium speed until combined. i typically add the wet ingredients first one at a time blending until combined and then follow up with the dry ingrediens doing likewise.

oops i forgot about the crust. you can make your own using a simple recipe of flour, butter flavored vegetable shortening and a bit of water or if you are pressed for time you can purchase a ready made 9 inch deep dish pie crusts.

okay once the pie filling is combined pour into pie crusts and bake for about 1 hour between 350 - 375 degrees. i have a gas oven and i bake my pies at 350 degrees.

you can enjoy the pie once cooled alone or with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

ma'a salaamah ukhtee


At 2:47 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister,

I can't thank you enough! I love recipes, and nothing better than a recipe with ingredients I love! I prefer home-made, so I shall make a short-crust pastry recipe for the crust.

Oh, you get the sweet potatoes which are white in, or orange in.. which one do you use/prefer for this?

Insha'Allah I hope to try this soon, maybe when family comes over.

I shall post how it goes.

Jazak'Allah khayr.



At 7:31 PM, Blogger b.

Salaam, Farhana;

Sweet potatoes are the ones which are orange inside -- if you've ever had them, they are very sweet in comparision to regular potatoes. :) They have a much tougher skin that's not generally edible, and are not as smoothly round/oval as other potatoes. I love 'em baked and smothered with cinnamon butter, which really brings out the potatoes' warm sweetness. :) Sometimes they are called "yams", but yams and sweet potatoes are actually two different foods.


At 8:27 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Oh.. what do ya know.. yams and sweet potato are two different things.. you learn something new everyday *humm am I that ignorant?*

Yes I eat sweet potatoes all the time, but we buy two kinds.. one has a really orange flesh and the other has a white (yellow) flesh.. (both sweet not like a regular potato)and I actually prefer the white one, but was wondering which would be better in pie.

Jazak'Allah for the comment, much appreciated.



At 6:49 AM, Blogger HijabiApprentice

Wa Alaikum Salaamu Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I use the sweet potatoes with the orange flesh. The white flesh sweet potatoes are not really "starchy" enough to make a good pie filling. I like to use the white ones in curries and stews.

Please let me know how it turns out for you. (save a slice for me ;o)

ma'a salaamah.


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