Fluffy buttery yellow cupcake frosted with chocolate buttercream and topped with a white chocolate candy cane bark.
Hello December!!! Hello Candy Cane Season!!
December is the month I tell myself I can eat guilt free, because in January I can detox. Well this year all things in moderation. Which is why when I made these chocolate frosted yellow cupcakes topped with white chocolate candy cane bark, I ate one and quickly gave the rest away. This cupcake combines some of my favourite treats. White chocolate is one of guilty pleasures and also candy canes.
Making the white chocolate candy cane bark is pretty easy. Usually I would melt chocolate in the microwave, but with white chocolate I do it over a barn marie. White chocolate has a low burning point of 110 degrees celcius. Using the barn marie method guarantees the greatest level of temperature control. The last thing you want is the chocolate burning. Chop up your favourite white chocolate into little pieces. Heat some water in a pan over medium heat until it boils. Set a heat proof bowl over the top of the pan, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir occasionally until the chocolate until it melts. Remove the bowl from the top of the saucepan. And leave melted chocolate to cool for about a minute and then stir in some crushed candy cane. Spread the melted chocolate using an offset spatula on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Refrigerate until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.
These yellow cupcakes are light, rich, buttery and moist. And perfect for celebrations. The yellow cupcakes come together easily and fuss free. It is made with ingredients you are likely to find in your kitchen cupboard. The richness of the cupcakes is thanks to the addition of egg yolks to the batter. Perfect!!
Now the frosting is my go to chocolate buttercream. It has a combination of melted chocolate and cocoa powder. This frosting is so delicious and amazing. Chocolatey, smooth and pipes onto the cupcake like a dream, just how I like it. Swirl this yummy chocolate buttercream high on your yellow cupcake and top with a white chocolate candy cake bark.
I think these cupcakes are just perfect for any Christmas celebration 🙂
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