Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling
These Moist Chocolate Cupcakes are only made more delicious by the ganache filling in the middle. They are moist, a little fluffy, a little dense and oh so chocolatey! And they got rave reviews.
If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s good, moist chocolate cupcakes. It’s a necessity. I didn’t even like chocolate cupcakes until I finally had a good one.
And while I totally love this chocolate cake recipe and have used it time and time again as a cake and cupcakes, I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate version of my vanilla cupcake for a while and finally decided it was time.
One of the things I love about this recipe is that it’s all made it one bowl and is so easy to put together. It also uses regular ingredients that you normally have. I’m sometimes asked with the vanilla cupcakes if the sour cream can be subbed for something else. The answer is yes, you can use milk instead, but the sour cream adds so much moisture. It’s one of the main ingredients I wanted to have in my cupcake when developing them. So obviously I’d recommend keeping it, if you can.
As for texture, this chocolate recipe is going to be a little denser than my other chocolate cake. It’s still nice and light, but different. It’s more of what you think of when you think of chocolate cake. The other one is intensely chocolatey, crazy moist and definitely fluffy. Both are awesome, its just a matter of which one you want. I’ll definitely be using both at different times. I like options. 🙂
The ganache filling is such a good call. Yes, you could leave it out, but it’s soft, delicious and adds just enough richness to take these cupcakes over the top. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Yes, please.
And the frosting? Well the hubs, who will normally removes icing from a cupcake before eating it, actually ate this icing. A miracle, I tell you. He loved it.
The icing recipe calls for a mixture of butter and shortening, which is how I prefer to make my icing. When I use all butter, I feel like it tastes pretty buttery, which isn’t my preference. I also like this it’s a more stable icing this way. If you don’t like shortening though, or can’t find it where you are, you can definitely use all butter.
So if you’re a fan of my vanilla cupcake, you’ll love this chocolate version. My family and I couldn’t stop eating them and they disappeared in no time. The chocolate ganache in the center takes them over the edge so that they will satisfy your biggest chocolate craving. Yum!
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