Saturday, March 1, 2014

Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes with Fresh Mint Icing and Chocolate Ganache Filling // Cupcakes de Chocolate Red Velvet com Cobertura de Hortelã Fresca e Recheio de Ganache de Chocolate

Part of this recipe is in my first video on Trending Recipes YouTube channel:
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Parte desta receita está no meu primeiro vídeo no Canal de YouTube do Trending Recipes:


I'm so excited! This time I tried to do something different, so I decided to film my first recipe video and create this blog's own YouTube Channel. It's very raw, I know, but this was only my first attempt and I'm not the type of girl who gives up that easily, so hopefully I'll be making better videos in a couple of months - or decades, depending on how much faith you have on me.

I left out the filling bit on the video - mainly because I was too excited taking photos and forgot all about filming that step. Which, believe me, will take these cupcakes to a whole new level. So if you're a reader rather than a watcher, congrats!, you've just won a special feature on the original recipe! If you're not... well, then you're not reading this anyway. ;)

I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes with Fresh Mint Icing and Chocolate Ganache Filling.



Ingredients:

CUPCAKES:
2 eggs
125g sugar
125g butter
125g flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tea spoon red coloring liquid 

ICING:
150g butter
150g cream cheese
250g powdered sugar
chopped mint

GANACHE:
100g chocolate
100g cream

Beat the eggs and the sugar. Slowly add the butter, the flour, the cocoa powder and the red food coloring liquid.


Fill cupcake paper cases half way and place them on a baking tray. Bake them for 15 minutes at 170ºC.


For the icing, beat the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add the chopped mint and mix. 

Prepare the ganache, by heating the cream and the chocolate. Stir, until the chocolate melts. Do not let the cream boil - take it out of the heat if necessary.

When the cupcakes are cold, use a knife to make a hole on each cupcake. Fill them with the ganache. Slice the top parts you took from the cupcakes so you are left with a kind of lid, and use them to "close" your cupcakes. 


With the help of a spoon, cover each cupcake with the mint icing. 

Decorate with strawberries and serve with the remaining ganache (someone might find it irresistible to dip the strawberries in it. trust me: someone always does).

Enjoy!
Estou tão empolgada! Desta vez tentei fazer qualquer coisa diferente, por isso decidi filmar o meu primeiro vídeo com uma receita e criar um canal de YouTube para o blog. É muito cru, eu sei, mas foi a minha primeira tentativa e não sou do género de rapariga que desiste assim tão facilmente, por isso hei-de estar a fazer vídeos melhores daqui a uns meses - ou décadas, dependendo de quanta fé depositam em mim.

Não incluí a parte do recheio no vídeo - principalmente porque estava demasiado empolgada a tirar fotos que me esqueci de filmar esse passo. O que, acreditem, eleva estes cupcakes a outro nível. Por isso, se és mais leitor que espectador, parabéns!, acabaste de ganhar um bónus na receita originl! Se não és... bem, então nem estás a ler isto. ;)


Espero que gostem destes Cupcakes de Chocolate Red Velvet com Cobertura de Hortelã Fresca e Recheio de Ganache de Chocolate.


Ingredientes:

CUPCAKES:
2 ovos
125g açúcar
125g manteiga
125g farinha
2 colheres de sopa de cacau em pó
1 colher de chá de corante vermelho

COBERTURA:
150g manteiga
150g queijo creme
250g açúcar em pó
hortelã picada

GANACHE:
100g chocolate
100g natas

Batam os ovos e o açúcar. Lentamente acrescentem a manteiga, a farinha, o cacau em pó e o corante vermelho líquido.

Encham as formas de papel até metade e coloquem-nas num tabuleiro de ir ao forno. Cozam-nos durante 15 minutos a 170ºC.

Para a cobertura, batam a manteiga, o queijo creme e o açúcar em pó. Juntem a hortelã picada e misturem.

Preparem o ganache, aquecendo as natas e o chocolate. Mexam, até que o chocolate derreta. Não deixem as natas ferverem - tirem-nas do lume se for necessário.


Quando os cupcakes tiverem arrefecido, usem uma faca para fazer um buraco em cada cupcake. Encham-nos com o ganache. Cortem uma fatia em cada parte de cima que tiraram de modo a ficarem com uma espécie de tampa, e usem-nas para "fechar" os vossos cupcakes.

Com a ajuda de uma colher, cubram cada cupcake com a cobertura de hortelã.

Decorem com morangos e sirvam com o ganache que sobrar (alguém pode achar irresistível mergulhar lá os morangos. confiem em mim: há sempre alguém que acha).

Bom apetite!

34 comments:

  1. Olá:)

    Que lindos cupcakes! Devem ser deliciosos, já comia um:) Adorei!!!

    Bom fim-de-semana e bom Carnaval!
    Beijinhos

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    1. Obrigada! Então aqui segue um prato deles, via net. :D Beijinhos!

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  2. Ficaram lindos Alex!!
    Bom fim de semana

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    1. Obrigada, Pimentinha. E que venha aí uma boa semana!

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  3. devem ser um verdadeiro pecado!
    Beijinhos,
    http://sudelicia.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Acho que são um bocadinho... ;) Beijinhos e boa semana, Susana!

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  4. Your video is wonderful and make the whole process look so easy! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much. Eh... it was only my first attempt. But I had fun doing it - now I only need to improve my skills. It can only get better, right? eheheh :D Have a wonderful week!

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  5. A lovely cupcake, Alex. Thanks for sharing the video too.
    Happy Sunday!
    Angie

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I had so much fun (and some desperate moments, too) editing it! Have a fun week!

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  6. Oooh, you're a movie star! ;-) Fun recipe & video -- thanks.

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    1. Ahahah You're too kind. :D Well... at least had some fun doing it. I'll get the hang of it one day. :D

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  7. que maravilha estao tao bonitos adorei ver o video super bjs bd

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    1. Eheheh Obrigada :D Beijinhos e boa semana!

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  8. Que red velvets lindos e requintados!!! Adorei o vídeo, tens uma voz bonita!
    Beijinhos, bom domingo!

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    1. Obrigada! Eu acho tão estranho - nunca reconheço a minha voz gravada. Beijinhos e que venha daí uma bela semana - com sol, com sol, com sol.

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  9. Ohh alex sus magdalenas son irresistible y bien hechas me encantan,abrazos.

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  10. Great job on the video!! Your cupcakes look so yummy.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I promise I'll try to improve my skills. Ehehe Can't go any worse than this. ;) Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  11. I will watch the video as soon as I get back to a good internet connection. I'm in the country at the moment and now I'm craving cupcakes!

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    1. Ahahaha Please, don't expect too much, Lorraine. [But HERE'S an excuse to get some cupcakes somewhere near.] ;)

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  12. Wonderful cupcakes! I bet that the mint icing is such a great touch on top! Great job making the recipe video. Thanks for the recipe and keep it up!

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    1. Thank you so much for your words.

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  13. Welcome to the word of youtube! Looks fabulous!

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    1. Eheheh Thank you! This was so "first time", but I had lots of fun doing it! Still, I thought I would remember how to edit the clips better. Now I really want to improve, hey, one step at a time! :P

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  14. Olá Alex
    Ficaram muito gulosos. Que cor fantástica. Devem estar excelentes.

    Beijos

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    1. Obrigada! Beijinhos e boa semana!

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  15. São irresistíveis os teus cupcakes Alex, já comia um :) Beijinhos

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    1. Obrigada, Zélinha! Beijinhos e bom Carnaval!

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  16. que perdição!!! fiquei cheia de vontade de comer um :))

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    1. Obrigada! Pelo menos que a boca se mantenha doce para um Bom Carnaval!

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