Gluten-Free Chocolate-Cardamom Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream, Spun Sugar Bird's Nests and Jewel-Encrusted Bird's Eggs


food network
115 mins (prep 70, cooking 45)
19 ingredients
50 mini cupcakes


Categories:  chocolate , cupcake , baking , sugar ,
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (recommended: callebaut)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups superfine sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rice flour (recommended: bob's red mill)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate-cardamom ganache, recipe follows
  • chocolate buttercream, recipe follows
  • dark cocoa powder, for dusting (recommended: callebaut extra brut)
  • spun sugar bird's nests, recipe follows
  • jewel-encrusted bird's eggs, recipe follows
  • this recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. the food network kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (recommended: callebaut)
  • 3 cups (6 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • special equipment: large whisk with 1-inch removed from end with wire cutters
  • 1 pound white chocolate molding chocolate
  • assorted vegetable-dyed crystal sugars

Nutrition

Serving Size (42.83 g)
Servings 50
Amount per Serving
Calories 143.6 Calories from Fat 24.39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.71g 208.69%
Saturated Fat 1.65g 412.63%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 7.02mg 117.03%
Sodium 133.83mg 278.81%
Total Carbohydrate 28.92g 481.96%
Dietary Fiber 0.61 g 122.23%
Sugars 21.05 g %
Protein 1.32g 131.59%
Vitamin A 78.26IU% Vitamin C 0.07mg%
Calcium 30.04mg% Iron 0.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boiling water, ganache, dark cocoa powder, a, bulk, , chopped bittersweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate, confectioners' sugar, , special equipment, large, white chocolate
 

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