Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

I have trouble imagining a heaven without chocolate ganache. This, my automatic thought at first bite. What utter bliss. Image

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

Adapted from Hyvee.com

1 2/3 c.  all-purpose flour

1 2/3 c.  granulated sugar

2/3 c.  unsweetened baking cocoa powder

1 1/4 tsp  baking soda

1 1/4 tsp  baking powder

3/4 tsp  salt

2  large eggs

1 c.  skim milk

1/2 c.  vegetable oil

2 tsp  vanilla extract

2/3 c. boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Gradually pour in boiling water and beat until smooth (batter will be thin). Transfer batter to a large liquid measuring cup; pour into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a cooling rack. Image

Chocolate Ganache frosting

½ cup heavy cream

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Bring the heavy cream to a boil and then reduce heat to add in the chocolate chips. Let cool for a moment before applying to the cupcakes. Image

There is very little to say. I used to think the box cake mix was the easy way to cake, but these took 25 minutes to whip up. I have all sorts of sound effects to communicate my love for these cupcakes, however, I will spare you. I have an inkling the photos speak for themselves—probably all sorts of devilish lies about them being “good for you” –which, in a way, I believe they are.

10 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache

  1. I’m gunning for you to win an award for your incredible blog! Also, those cupcakes look delightful. I am continually amazed at what gems you find in Hyvee’s recipe vault – I guess I should stop being amazed at this point! 🙂

    1. Oh you ARE sweet. Thank you so much! I am indebted to Searching for Sugar Plums for my nomination. Likewise, THANK YOU! I shall accept and pass it forward!

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