Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocolate And Prune Cupcakes

After seeing this post on Lucullian Delights, I made a mental note to pick up some prunes during my next trip to the grocery store. I brought home a pack of prunes over the weekend and wasted no time in trying Ilva’s recipe out.

(Recipe adapted from
here)

Ingredients:
(For approximately 6 cupcakes)
4 oz Hershey's baking chocolate
2 Tbsp butter
1 egg
¼ cup brown sugar
6 Tbsp all purpose flour
7-8 prunes, chopped
A pinch of salt

Method:
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and the butter. Mix well.

Whisk together the egg and sugar. Add to the slightly cooled chocolate-butter mixture and mix. Incorporate the flour into the batter and stir until smooth.

Toss in the chopped prunes and mix to bring everything together.

Spoon the batter into a muffin pan. (I used a 6-cup pan.)
Bake for 10 minutes or until set but still soft in the center. Serve warm.


Prunes are a fantastic addition to the recipe and the chocolate-prune combination was absolutely fabulous. In my opinion, the prunes helped to intensify the chocolate flavor. I know that I will be making this very often.

27 Burps:

Happy cook said...

I always think prunes and chocolate go well together.
This looks so yumm. Would love to have them for my coffee

Rachel said...

moist cupcakes....

Laavanya said...

I've read that prune sauce is a good butter substitute in chocolate based desserts... These look so moist & fabulous.

Bellini Valli said...

Prunes probably made these muffins incredibly moist!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
This is a very rich cup cake. Prunes make them as a healthy one. Nice pictures. YUM!

SweetBites said...

hi, just visited ur nice site and enjoyed reading ur posts & recipes.ur choc & prune cupcakes look so delish.

Anonymous said...

the muffin..cupcake queen is back!!...that looks super chocolatey...

rajitha

mitr_bayarea said...

What a unique combo-chocolate and prunes, yummy, very mouth watering for a chocoholic like me.

Lisa said...

I just ate but suddenly I am hungry again! What a fantastic recipe. I want to try this too.

Kevin said...

I would not have though to use prunes with chocolate but these look and sound really good!

Uma said...

ooh, what a delicious cupcake! prune chocolate combo looks perfect.

Aparna said...

These look really good. Reminds me more of brownies than cupcakes.:)

anudivya said...

That looks so moist! Good job. Never had the prune and chocolate combination before...

Nags said...

yummy pic! :)

delhibelle said...

Fantastic!
And it only took 2 Tbsp butter?

Tina said...

Hai TBC, hey thanks for the comment..

Pearlsofeast said...

Divine looking cake and prunes make the cake moist.Thanks for sharing the recipe and I have bookmarked it.

Sophie said...

These look so tasty :)!

TBC said...

HC- it was the first time I was trying out this combination. I must say it tasted really very good.:)

Rachel- yes, that it was ! :-)


Laavanya- I too have heard that. I'm a bit hesitant to buy a whole jar to experiment with.
These were really good. We're gonna have a potluck at work. I'm wondering whether I should make these...:-)

Valli- yes, it did. And I loved the intense chocolatey flavor too.

Sukanya- it was not loaded with calories. I did cut down on the butter and the eggs that were used in the original recipe. But it was still incredibly moist and tasty.:D

Sweetbites- thanks for visiting!:)

Rajitha- where are you??? you've become so lazy that u can't even log in!:-(
Hey, did u catch the first episode of Giada's new show? ;-)

Mitr- I'm a chocoholic too. But the husband does'nt care much for it. So that means there's more for me! ;-)

Lisa- thank you.:)

Kevin- it tasted really good too.:).I'm gald I came across Ilva's recipe.

Uma- thank you! :-)

Aparna- thanks.:)

Nags- thanks.:D

Rashmi- yes! The original recipe actually uses a little more. But I can never bring myself to add more than a certain amount.:D

Tina- you are welcome! and that recipe is on my list now.:)

Shibani- I hope you get a chance to try it out.:-)

Sophie- thank you.:)

TBC said...

Anudivya- almost didn't see you there! :-(
Thank you.:-)

Divya Vikram said...

Heard prunes are storehouse of iron..Nice delicious n tempting.

Yasmeen said...

Prunes and chocolate pair looks sweet.I'm gonna give a try ,i bake a lot with chocolate:)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

look what i missed until now!! awesome looking cupcakes, TBC!

TBC said...

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TBC said...

Hey Ashwini,
You might want to take a look at this.

TBC said...

Divya, Yasmeen and JZ- thank you.:D

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