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Ingredients

How to make it

  • CUPCAKES:
  • Chop the plums OR apricots and place in non-reactive bowl.
  • Cover fruit with liquor and let plump overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F..
  • Melt chocolate and butter over a water bath.
  • Add sugar and stir; let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  • Add one egg at a time, mixing for 30 seconds between each addition.
  • Sift in dry ingredients.
  • Mix until just blended.
  • Drain the fruit and lightly pat them dry.
  • Fold into batter.
  • Scoop into cupcake papers.
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes OR until toothpick comes out clean.
  • GANACHE:
  • Chop chocolates and transfer to a heat proof bowl.
  • Heat cream in a saucepan until bubbles form around edge of pan.
  • Pour cream over chocolate.
  • Let sit for 1 minutes and then stir until combined.
  • Add butter and vanilla and stir until combined.
  • Transfer to bowl of electric mixer and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Sift powdered sugar in and mix until combined.
  • Continue to beat until creamy and light in color.
  • Spread OR pipe ganache onto cupcakes.
  • Top with walnuts.

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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    You and I certainly have an affinity for these somewhat involved, delicious-sounding recipes! I think if it sounds good it MUST be made, julia. GR has found at least two of us using that forward thinking... Thanks for your five, my friend and let me know how you like them!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Mmmmm....this sounds insanely good! Love this recipe! Bookmarked and will try for sure!
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    They are truly WAY over the top, peeta! I agree with you wholeheartedly.. but they are also pretty darned decadent, huh? Thanks for your five.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    oh my these are over the top.... yummy... ^5
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    Thanks elaine and meow... they DO sound pretty awesome to me too. Thanks for the five, my friends.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Great post and a very high 5 Lorraine.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Sounds so good, Lorraine! High FIVE :+D
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    lol Thanks, Maryanne! I appreciate your five.. couldn't find quite the right pic for this one.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    These look lovely and nice sounding ingredients Lorraine you got my vote 5 forks...Maryanne
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