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I know what I’m making on Valentine’s Day. These drool worthy Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes Recipe with Cherry Buttercream Frosting! Check out this ganache shortcut - you’ll love it!

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 200 kcal


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add milk,cherry juice, oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter.
  7. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute.
  8. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, prepare chocolate ganache.
  11. Melt the dark chocolate chips over medium heat or in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time.
  12. Once chocolate is melted, dip the top of the cupcake in the chocolate.
  13. Refrigerate for 15 minutes than top with Cherry Buttercream Frosting
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.