Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes


Welcome to the world of rich chocolate cupcakes with our delicious homemade Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes! If you’re a chocolate lover, this easy cupcake recipe is a dream come true. These moist and deeply chocolatey treats will satisfy your cravings for a decadent dessert. Get ready to indulge in these sweet treats that are perfect for any occasion.

Baking with chocolate has never been more delightful. Our Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes feature a moist and deeply chocolatey cupcake base that is sure to impress. With the perfect combination of all-purpose flour, unsweetened natural cocoa powder, and a touch of buttermilk and hot coffee, these cupcakes offer a velvety texture and an intense chocolate flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • The cupcake base is moist, deeply chocolatey, and made with cocoa powder and buttermilk.
  • The fluffy filling is whipped vanilla buttercream that adds sweetness to every bite.
  • The rich chocolate ganache topping is smooth, velvety, and adds an indulgent touch.
  • These homemade cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any occasion.

The Perfect Cupcake Base: Moist and Chocolatey

The base of these Chocolate Cupcakes is a moist and deeply chocolatey cupcake. Made with a combination of all-purpose flour, unsweetened natural cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and hot coffee, these cupcakes have a rich and velvety texture with an intense chocolate flavor. The addition of hot coffee enhances the cocoa powder’s flavor and creates an even more indulgent taste. These cupcakes are the perfect canvas for the decadent ganache and creamy filling.

Making the Perfect Cupcake Base

To create these moist and deeply chocolatey cupcakes, start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lining a cupcake pan with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and egg until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and buttermilk, and mix until thoroughly combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, alternating with the hot coffee. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before adding the whipped vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache toppings.

The Perfect Cupcake Base Recipe

Ingredients Measurements
All-purpose flour 1 ¾ cups
Unsweetened natural cocoa powder ¾ cup
Baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons
Baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons
Salt ½ teaspoon
Vegetable oil ½ cup
Granulated sugar 1 ½ cups
Egg 1
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
Buttermilk 1 cup
Hot coffee ½ cup

Fluffy Filling: Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

The filling of these Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes is a fluffy whipped vanilla buttercream. Made with unsalted butter, confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt, this buttercream is light, airy, and adds a burst of sweetness to each bite. The whipped texture of the filling complements the dense chocolate cupcake perfectly, creating a harmonious balance of flavors and textures. The vanilla flavor adds a delightful contrast to the rich chocolate ganache, making these cupcakes truly irresistible.

When it comes to cupcakes, the filling is just as important as the cake itself. The vanilla buttercream filling in these Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes enhances the overall taste experience, providing a creamy and luscious surprise in each bite. Its light and airy consistency melts in your mouth, leaving you craving more. The combination of unsalted butter, confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt creates a delightful blend of flavors that elevates these cupcakes to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Whipped to perfection, the buttercream filling is silky smooth and creamy, spreading effortlessly across the chocolate cupcake. Its velvety texture creates a mouthwatering contrast with the dense cake base and the rich chocolate ganache. Every bite is a delightful symphony of flavors and textures, with the whipped vanilla buttercream adding a touch of sweetness and lightness to balance the intense chocolatey notes.

Whether you’re indulging in these cupcakes at a birthday party, a special event, or simply as a treat for yourself, the whipped vanilla buttercream filling is sure to impress. Its delicate sweetness and smooth texture make it the perfect companion to the rich chocolate ganache and moist chocolate cupcake. Each bite is a heavenly combination of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Vanilla buttercream filling

So why wait? Grab your apron and get ready to bake these irresistible Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with their fluffy whipped vanilla buttercream filling. The recipe is simple, the flavors are divine, and the results are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get ready to indulge in a melt-in-your-mouth experience that will leave you wanting more. Your friends and family will be impressed with the combination of flavors and textures in these decadent cupcakes. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just getting started, these cupcakes are the perfect treat to bring some joy and sweetness into your life.

Irresistible Topping: Rich Chocolate Ganache

When it comes to indulgent desserts, the Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes take the cake. And the crowning glory of these heavenly treats is the rich chocolate ganache topping. Made with premium semi-sweet chocolate and a dash of heavy cream, this luscious ganache adds the perfect finishing touch to these decadent cupcakes.

The semi-sweet chocolate lends a deep, intense flavor, while the heavy cream creates a silky smooth texture that melts in your mouth. The combination of these two ingredients results in a fudge-like ganache that is nothing short of divine.

Chocolate ganache topping

As the ganache is poured over the cupcakes, it sets beautifully, forming a glossy finish that is irresistible to the eye. Each bite is a harmonious blend of velvety chocolate and cream, making these cupcakes a true delight for the senses.

Are you ready to take your cupcakes to the next level? Whip up a batch of these Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes and prepare to be transported to chocolate paradise.

Ingredients Measurements
Semi-sweet chocolate 200g
Heavy cream 1 cup


Indulge your chocolate cravings with these homemade Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes. With their moist and deeply chocolatey cupcake base, fluffy whipped vanilla buttercream filling, and rich chocolate ganache topping, these cupcakes are the ultimate treat for any chocolate lover.

Whether you’re baking them for a special occasion or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth, these cupcakes are guaranteed to impress. The combination of flavors and textures creates a delightful harmony that will leave you wanting more.

So go ahead and treat yourself or your loved ones to these irresistible sweet treats. These Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are sure to be a hit, providing a decadent and memorable dessert experience that will please everyone.


Are these Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes difficult to make?

Not at all! This easy cupcake recipe is perfect for beginners and experienced bakers alike. Just follow the step-by-step instructions, and you’ll have delicious homemade cupcakes in no time.

Can I make these cupcakes in advance?

Absolutely! These Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Just be sure to frost them with the whipped vanilla buttercream and add the chocolate ganache topping right before serving for the best taste and texture.

Can I use a different type of frosting instead of the whipped vanilla buttercream?

Of course! While the whipped vanilla buttercream is the recommended filling for these cupcakes, you can certainly get creative with different flavors of buttercream or even cream cheese frosting. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite combination.

Can I freeze these Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes?

Yes, you can! These cupcakes freeze well, both with and without frosting. Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container before freezing. When you’re ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature and add the whipped vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache topping.

How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

This recipe yields about 12 standard-sized cupcakes. However, you can easily double the ingredients if you need more cupcakes for a larger gathering or event.

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