Kasthuri Kateel: Dark chocolate cupcakes with ganache

(KUTV) We're in the kitchen with Kasthuri Kateel from Cupcakes by Kasthuri and she's making cupcakes that your taste buds and waistline will love.

Dark chocolate cupcakes with ganache

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
¾ cup best quality unsweetened cocoa
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flou
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
2/3 cup unbleached organic sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup hot water

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.) Line 2 standard cupcake pans with 24 liners.
3.) Sieve flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Keep aside.
4.) Mix hot water and cocoa. Keep aside.
5.) Cream butter and sugar till fluffy.
6.) Add one egg at a time in the butter. Add in Vanilla extract.
7.) Add Greek yogurt to the mixture.
8.) Slowly add water and cocoa mixture. Combine on low speed.
9.) Slowly add flour combining on low speed until completely incorporated. Do not
10.) Fill baking cups three-fourths full. Add a quarted strawberry in the middle
11.) Bake for about 18 minutes. Cool before dipping in Ganache.


¾ cup bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tspn vanilla extract

1.) Use a double boiler or a pot on a stove with water. Place a smaller bowl on the pot, make
sure that the pot does not touch the water.
2.) Pour in the cream and add chocolate, butter and vanilla. Whisk well.


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