Another day another cupcake lol
These cuppies were for Cheryl as promised who has a penchant for Jaffa flavoured cake, what is it about Orange and Chocolate that works so well together, Yum !
Always an excellent addition to Parties, weddings, Bake sales or that self indulgent pigout. 😀
Made with my trusty chocolate cake infused with a cup of fresh orange juice and the zest of one orange, the cake is then topped with a 1:1 ratio Dark Chocolate Ganache topped with fondant decorations.
Orange Ganache tips: Infuse the cream for the ganache with the rind of half an orange (remove as much pith as possible) crushing it slightly over the cream before adding, remove the rind once the cream has come to the boil, pour cream over chopped chocolate and let it rest a few minutes, gently fold the chocolate/cream mixture then place in the fridge to cool completely.
When the ganache is cool whip it into submission until it forms stiff peaks like whipped cream, if it is too ‘floppy’ add more chocolate. For an extra orange punch add a teaspoon of Grand Marnier…Hic!
(Do NOT add hot melted chocolate to the main bulk of cooled ganache or it will split, fold small amounts of the already cooled ganache into the warm chocolate until it is cool, then add that to the bulk mixture)
(Use a serated knife to cut blocks of chocolate it’s sooooooooo much easier and less time consuming than a trip to the emergency room due to a cut from a non serated knife slipping…. besides which a smooth knife wont cut and you will find yourself cursing and swearing even if you avoid losing a finger lol )
I would also like to say Many thanks to the Cupcake blog for featuring my cupcakes!