Friday, March 4, 2011

Sacher Cupcakes

Today, someone mentioned Sacher torte. And posted a recipe (german). And I did not have chocolate since... I can't even remember (if I don't count the chili in I made on the weekend). Here is my version of this old and famous cake!

Preparation time: with baking and cooling and all about 90 minutes
Suggested music: Oh, we need something from Austria again... Georg Kreisler maybe? (The song is very old and about poisoning pigeons in the park - not very vegan ;-) )

  • 150 g flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g margarine
  • 2.5 tablespoons soy flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 130 mL water
  • about 4 tablespoons apricot jam for the filling
  • 50 g semidark or dark chocolate + 2 tablespoons soy milk for glazing

What to do:
  1. Put paper cupcake liners in your muffin pan and preheat the oven to 175 °C.
  2. Mix all ingredients from flour to water to form a relatively sticky dough. 
  3. Fill a tablespoon of dough in each of the wells. I got 11 half-filled ones. With a wet finger, press down the dough and flatten the surface. If your finger is wet, the dough won't stick to it.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes (check with a toothstick). Take out of the muffin pan and let cool.
  5. With a finger, poke a hole in each cupcake and fill with jam. Add a thin layer of jam on top of the cupcake.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a hot water bath; take out of the bath and mix with the soy milk. Add a layer of this ganache on the cupcakes, being careful not to mix with the jam.
  7. Chill cupcakes in the fridge until the ganache is a bit more solid.

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