For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a mini cupcake pan with 24 mini cupcake liners or a regular-size cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners.
the flour, baking soda
and salt into a medium bowl. Set the bowl aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer
with a paddle attachment, mix the water, mayonnaise and cocoa powder
together. Add the granulated sugar and flour mixture and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Using a bowl scraper, fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full with batter
and bake until golden and baked through, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely.
For the filling: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the ricotta cheese
, powdered sugar
and tangerine zest
on low speed until all components are thoroughly combined.
For the ganache: Bring the heavy whipping cream to a slight boil in a small saucepan
over medium-high heat. Immediately remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips
in a glass or heat resistant bowl. Gently stir the mixture until all of the chocolate chips have melted. Set in the refrigerator to expedite the cooling and thickening process.
For the candied tangerines: Slice the tangerines into 12 medium-thin slices. Sprinkle a thick layer of sugar in a medium saucepan and lay the tangerine slices in the sugar. Sprinkle another thick layer of sugar over the top of the tangerine slices and cook the fruit over medium-high heat until caramel
in color. Remove the pan from the heat and remove the tangerine slices onto a heat-resistant plate using tongs.
To assemble: Core
the cupcakes by taking a small knife to the center of each one and cutting in a circle from the top to bottom of the cake
. Fill this hole with the tangerine cheese until the filling reaches the top of the cake. Using a knife, place a smattering of chocolate ganache on the top of the cupcake near the filling. Stick a wedge of the Tuile Cookie
into the filling and garnish
with a slice of candied tangerine.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.