Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Posted: June 8, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Breakfast, Cupcakes
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Recipe Yields: 12 muffins

I was just going through my recipe index and saw  this chocolate chip muffins and to be honest that was the best muffin recipe I have ever tried. The recipe is so simple and easy to put together. Looking at the pics, I started craving some muffins with some chocolate.

And then I decided to bake this simple vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache..yummm..sounds heavenly, was..

The cupcakes were soft, buttery and has melt-in-mouth kinda of taste with a chocolate ganache on top. These cupcakes are simple but the chocolate ganache on top take it to the level of deliciousness which you will know only after taking a bite of I am writing this I can’t stop visualizing the flavor of those yummy cupcakes in my mouth. I hope you try this recipe and see how easy and delicious this cupcake are.


  • 1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 extra-large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/4  cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounce good semi sweet chocolate chips ( I have used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Line muffin pans with 12 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar until blended completely.
  • Add one eggs at a time and mix well. Now add vanilla extract, yogurt and mix well.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combine together. You will have to add dry ingredients in batches. Do not over mix the batter.
  • Spoon the batter in the prepared muffins tins with liners and bake .
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes on 350 deg fahrenheit or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool it on wire rack before putting the ganache on cupcakes.
  • Meanwhile, On top of a double boiler, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, oil and instant coffee until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.
  • Dip the top of each cupcake in the ganache and cool the same before serving.

  1. tasteofbeirut says:

    Having made hundreds of muffins, I can spot a good recipe when I see one and this recipe is a great one! Will keep in my memory bank for my next cupcake production! Thanks!

  2. Padhu says:

    OMG looks irresistible ! What a picture!

  3. Swathi says:

    This cupcake looks super awesome.

  4. Sadhana says:

    Looks super delicious. Lovely click.

  5. aipi says:

    This is so inviting and your pics are just worth drooling ~ yum
    US Masala

  6. kothiyavunu says:

    .cupcake with chocolate frosting looks tempting …i love chocolate n ur click make me drool suman..

  7. sonia says:

    Hi Suman,This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  8. Gopika says:

    Yummm.. Awesomee.. Ganache looks slurpyy 🙂

  9. Joanne says:

    You definitely can’t go wrong with cupcakes like these! Love that ganache!

  10. Simply Life says:

    we must be craving the same things – I recently posted the opposite – chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting! these look great!

  11. Rachana says:

    Feel like grabbing one from the screen…loooks simply yumm 🙂

  12. Sobha Shyam says:

    yum yum cup cakes..loved the chocolate ganache..amazing clicks..

  13. Priya says:

    Omg, simply irresistible, feel like relishing that ganache…

  14. Gopika says:

    Woww.. this is sooo yummm 🙂

  15. biny anoop says:

    Wow Suman dats soo sooo temptg love the chocolate on top…umm..must melt in the mouth

  16. Best ever to indulge in and cake looks fantastic!

  17. Alli says:

    Wow these look great! I love the icing dripping down the sides.

  18. Vimitha says:

    Lovely looking cupcakes… The chocolate ganache and vanilla flavor would taste yum

  19. Chaitanya says:

    wow ..awesome….very tempting and perfect …..

  20. Rosa May says:

    Mmhhh, I’d love to have one of those after dinner… Delicious and smooth.



  21. love2cook says:

    I’m trying to imagine how soft the cake is now from the way you described dear. Bet is tastes heaven like you said..that too with choc ganache. Oooo yumm!

  22. OMG… What a delicious and mouth watering recipe.. looks too good and tempting.. inviting clicks dear.. thanks for sharing 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  23. Raji says:

    This is one scrumptious cupcakes…love that chocolate ganache flowing out of the cupcakes.

  24. Deepa says:

    Awesome looking cupcakes dear. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. Priti says:

    Looks super delicious …the frosting is just so yum

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