Hi, all! I'm attempting to make cupcakes with ganache baked into the center. The cupcake itself is exactly what I want, flavor and texture-wise. I just can't get the ganache to bake in properly.
I've adjusted my cupcake recipe twice and used 2 techniques for adding the ganache. First, I made a hole in the batter and put the ganache into it. Disaster. Second, I just put the ganache on top. Not quite as bad but still not good. My cupcake batter is very thick so I'm wondering if I need to try a different recipe. Recipe and pics below.
This recipe has been adjusted for my high altitude and very dry climate:
1 stick unsalted butter
5 tbs brown sugar
5 tbs granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 + 1/8 tsp baking soda (odd measurement due to high altitude)
2 tbs milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy; add egg and mix for 1 minute; add vanilla; gradually add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated completely. Mix in milk as needed. Stir in chocolate chips.
This is the version of the recipe that I used when I put a teaspoon sized dollop of chilled ganache on top of the batter. I baked them at 350 for about 14 minutes.
Any ideas, advice, tips, tricks to share? These are just for my own use so I'm just playing around and have no deadline or pressure to make them right.