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Chocolate lovers unite! These decadent Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe.

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Chocolate lovers unite! These decadent Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe. 

Servings 22
Author Melissa


For the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup Canola oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hershey Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 piping bag fitted with large star tip
  • Chocolate ganache layer
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large squeeze bottle

Decoration ingredients

  • Milk chocolate Lindt Lindor chocolates
  • Lindt Lindor milk chocolate caramel stick
  • Chocolate shavings



  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degree and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. In a large bowl, add together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mix to combine
  3. Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.
  4. Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liner 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 21 minutes.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven.
  8. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool

Frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until smooth and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop into a piping bag and set aside
  3. Chocolate Ganache
  4. Using a small sauce pan, heat up the heavy whipping cream over medium heat
  5. Place the semi sweet chocolate chips into a heatproof glass bowl
  6. Once the whipping cream starts to simmer pour over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for 1 minute
  7. Whisk the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream until smooth
  8. Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle and set aside

Decorating cupcakes

  1. Frost cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting
  2. Pipe on some chocolate ganache
  3. Unwrap the Lindt chocolate truffle and place in the middle
  4. Break off pieces of the caramel bar and place behind the Lindt chocolate truffle
  5. Sprinkle chocolate shavings all over the cupcake