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+).

super bowl party ideas

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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    • says

      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. :)

  1. says

    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.

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