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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Triple Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes are a decadent treat for chocolate lovers like myself. A chocolate cake recipe made into cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips were the perfect dessert for our Super Bowl party last weekend.

Chocolate cupcakes with ganache frosting

Did your favorite team win the Super Bowl? Were you rooting for the Ravens all along? I may not be a big football fan but I sure do love Super Bowl food! My mother in-law did a great job hosting a super bowl party for our family and my contribution to the party were these triple chocolate ganache cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache frosting recipe

So random fact: I shopped at Safeway in the town that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick grew up. We live a few hours away from San Francisco and this particular town is where Kaepernick grew up since he was four. Most stores display their Super Bowl party foods, but Safeway did an impressive job with theirs this year. They even had a giant banner with Colin Kaepernick’s picture on it hanging above one of the displays (you can see more pictures on Google+).

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While there we picked up a few party essentials like chips, dips, and chocolate for the cupcakes. My mother in law put on an impressive food display for the big game. I love her white and blue dishes!

Super Bowl Party Food Display

I may or may not have fallen asleep from the end of the second quarter until two minutes left in the fourth. Apparently I missed a great game but the last two minutes were pretty intense wouldn’t you say? I also may or may not have made a comment about how similar the Ravens coach and 49ers coach looked alike. Everyone laughed because apparently John and Jim are brothers…who knew, right? HA!

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting


  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 3/4 cups flour
  3. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup milk
  9. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  10. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup boiling water
  12. mini chocolate chips for topping
  13. For the ganache
  14. 2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  15. 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in boiling water.
  3. Pour into cupcake pan 2/3 full with batter.
  4. Bake for 22-24 minutes; cool completely.
  5. For the ganache:
  6. Heat heavy whipping cream until boiling.
  7. Pour heavy cream over a bowl of chocolate and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Once the chocolate is melted whisk the heavy cream and chocolate together until you get a smooth consistency.
  9. Dip or spoon ganache onto the cupcakes and top with mini chocolate chips. I like to place my cupcakes in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow the ganache to set.

For this recipe I used the Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” cake recipe and made my own chocolate ganache frosting then topped the cupcakes with mini chocolate chips. They were a big hit at our Super Bowl party!

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with ganache frosting recipe


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  1. Yum! Those look delicious!!

  2. Looks so delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  3. You hooked me with “triple-chocolate” and totally sold me with the mini chips!


  4. Oh my, this looks heavenly! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I am definitely going to pin it so I can try and create these.

  5. those. look. yum! pinning for sure!

  6. You know I’m a huge fan of your baked goods – especially your cupcakes. They always look amazing. I love those blue serving plates too! So pretty.

  7. I was rooting for the ravens from the beginning. Yay Ravens!! The cupcakes look delicious! Pinning it!

  8. Those are seriously to die for! Love all the chocolate going on in them!!!

    • Thank you, sweet friend! You are seriously my inspiration for all the baked goods. You’re the sugar queen! I think I need to move next door so I can enjoy all of them without always making a mess in my kitchen. :)

  9. I don’t watch the game because I know nothing about football, lol, but those cupcakes look so delicious!

  10. Your cupcakes look delicious – they would have been a big hit at our Superbowl party. I love all of the yummy foods that we get to enjoy at these little family parties. I will have to save your recipe to make for our next get together.

  11. These look AH-mazing! Pinning this!

  12. These look CRAZY good! I’m starving now! Gotta make.

  13. How amazingly yummy!!! I’ve pinned this for this weekend. I think a yummy dessert is in order and these look perfect for it.

  14. You had me at triple chocolate! These look amazing. Pinning to my recipe board.

  15. Looks yummy! Love chocolate ganache frosting!

  16. These look so good – I’m a little bit obsessed with chocolate, so I’ll definitely be making these. I also liked your story about your trip to Safeway :) I would love to have you share this at my link party today. I hope you can make it!


  17. I predict that these would last for 10 seconds at my house!

  18. Super gorgeous cupcakes! I’d inhale them, for sure!

  19. omg! wow! i had to share on my facebook! Looks wonderful! I’m here from the link party! :D its so much fun!

  20. Mmmm…the whole idea of 3x chocolate PLUS ganache just makes me smile! These look ridiculously delicious!!

  21. Wow, these look soooo good! Found you via TT&J!

  22. I love these cupcakes, you can never have too much chocolate! I would love for you to link up with us at The Hopeless Housewife!

  23. These look SoOo Y U M M Y !!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;)
    Have a fabulous weekend!!

  24. These look divine! Love the mini chocolate chips

  25. O M G!! these look soooo good!!!

    would love it if you would share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ http://www.serenityyou.com

  26. Those cupcakes look amazing. thank you for sharing. Visiting you from craft o maniac Monday. http://www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

  27. delish! i never make cupcakes, but these make me want to right now!

  28. Yum! I’d like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!



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