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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Author Crystal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • mini chocolate chips for topping
  • For the ganache
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners.
  • 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.
  • Pour into cupcake pan 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes; cool completely.
  • For the ganache:
  • Heat heavy whipping cream until boiling.
  • Pour heavy cream over a bowl of chocolate and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate is melted whisk the heavy cream and chocolate together until you get a smooth consistency.
  • 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.