These Simple Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are the perfect party dessert or fun sweet treat for any day of the week! These homemade cupcakes are always a crowd pleaser.
Cupcakes just seem to be one of those things everyone loves! Really, how can you go wrong with a cupcake? According to my boys, the only thing better than a cupcake is a cupcake with sprinkles! So chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles it is – I hope you agree!
You guys know I am not opposed to using a cake mix to save time when baking. But today I wanted to make a homemade cupcake! That urge doesn’t hit too often so I went with it and I’m glad I did!
There’s nothing like the taste of a homemade chocolate cupcake! So incredible yummy!
The chocolate ganache will dry for you no problem! I decided to photograph while they were still drying because sometimes it’s nice to see something other than regular frosting on a cupcake. Or maybe that’s just the blogger in me…not sure!
Today I share with you my Simple Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes..enjoy!
Hope you guys like chocolate ganache! Honestly, chocolate ganache is without a doubt one of my absolute favorites! If you don’t like ganache you can always use regular frosting.
The batter for these cupcakes is a little thicker batter than you may be used to, but that’s the way you want it. Don’t forget to put a little water in your empty muffin cups, it helps the cupcakes bake better. Please trust me on this!
The cupcakes will crack just a bit on top to let the hot air escape, that’s perfectly natural!
Dip the top of each cupcake into the ganache. Place on a wire rack to set. Whether you use sprinkles or not is up to you.
Simple Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4-6 tablespoons cocoa powder (4 tablespoons were used for these cupcakes)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (6 oz.) container vanilla or plain yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips, or other good milk chocolate
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl combine all the cupcake ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined, about 2 to 3 minutes. Batter will be thick. Spoon or scoop the batter into the cups. Bale for 20 minutes. Remove pans from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes and cool on a wire rack.
3. Place chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl. Heat in microwave until smooth and melted, stirring every 20 seconds. It should take about 1 minute total. Or, in a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Dip the top of each cupcake into ganache; place on wire rack to set, decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature before serving.
Makes 18 Servings
If you’re looking for another great Summer Cupcake give this one a try.