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Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes Filled with Silky Ganache

Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes Filled with Silky Ganache

Treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate experience with these luxurious cupcakes, featuring a rich ganache filling enveloped in a moist chocolate sponge cake and topped with velvety icing. Each bite offers a harmonious blend of textures and chocolate intensity, making these cupcakes a perfect treat for any chocoholic.

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Why you'll love it:

These chocolate cupcakes aren't just your average dessert; It’s every chocolate lover’s dream come true. The creamy ganache topping offers an unexpected surprise in every bite, enhancing the deep, robust flavor of the cocoa. The creamy frosting adds a touch of elegance, making these cupcakes as beautiful as they are delicious.

Perfect occasion:

These cupcakes are ideal for any celebration that calls for something extra special. replaces the word nice with empty birthday parties and bridal showers to intimate gatherings and holiday festivities, they add a touch of luxury and are sure to impress your guests.

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Decorating Tips:

For an even more elegant touch, sprinkle the frosted cupcakes with chocolate shavings, edible gold dust or even a few raspberries for a pop of color. Display them on a chic cupcake stand or arrange them elegantly on a platter with delicate lace doilies underneath for a sophisticated look.

Ingredients for the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour (all-purpose flour also works)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (increase to 1 cup for sweeter cupcakes)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch pressed cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of milk

Ingredients for the Ganache:

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine vegetable oil, egg, vanilla extract and milk mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients and hot water, stirring until the dough is smooth.
  4. Line a cupcake pan with liners and fill each one about three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool completely on a rack.
  6. For the frosting, beat the butter in a stand mixer until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder and milk, mixing until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  7. For the ganache, heat the cream until boiling, then pour it over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 3 minutes, then stir until smooth.
  8. Hollow out the center of each cupcake using a piping tip, fill with ganache, then frost the top.
  9. Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy these heavenly chocolate cupcakes filled with ganache and savor every decadent bite!

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