Makes about 16 cupcakes Difficulty
For the cupcakes: 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate 1-1/2 cups sugar 1-1/2 cups gf flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup canola oil 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
For the Filling: 1 cup whipping cream 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
For the glaze: 4 ounces gf semi-sweet chocolate 1/2 cup milk
For cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Remove pan from heat. Combine sugar, gf flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream and canola oil. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in chocolate. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are smoothly blended. Fill muffin cups about two-thirds full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
For filling: Whip cream just short of desired consistency. Add sugar and whip for 1 or 2 more minutes. Fill a pastry bag with whipped cream and refrigerate until ready to use.
For glaze: Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, then strain and let cool.
To assemble: When cupcakes are completely cool, cut small holes in the tops of each cupcake with a small sharp knife. Carefully remove the cake in the hole without going all the way to the bottom, leaving about 1/2" of cake. Fill the holes with the whipped cream and scrape the tops so the cream does not protrude from the hole. Spread a thin layer of glaze on the tops of the cupcakes. If desired, you can fit a decorative tip to a pastry bag and make a whipped cream design on the top of each cupcake.
These cupcakes are very similar to Hostess Cupcakes, only better! We used The Gluten Free Pantry’s Country French Bread Flour Mix for the gf flour in this recipe (www.glutenfree.com). To purchase this product please click the link below in our Recommended Tools section.