Friday, April 9, 2010

Dark chocolate cupcakes with ganache

Now that you know how to make ganache let's do something extreme. You've heard of OD (over dose) and after a good steak you may OB (over beef). I have three words for you friends. Chocolate on chocolate. Is there such a thing as OC (over chocolate?) No, I didn't think so. I knew we'd be good friends :)

Let's have the pictures do all the talking (recipe to follow). You will need a shot or two of milk after this.

Recipe: Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill cups 2/3 full with batter.

3. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with ganache and decorate.


  1. These are beautiful! Are the chocolate roses just shavings that you curled?

  2. those are so pretty! love the roses

  3. Thank you Torrah :)

    Hi Chris! I melted some chocolate and spread it over a metal sheet pan and put it in the freezer for a few minutes. Then I scraped it off with a knife forming the curls. It was a pain!

  4. Oh, they look so cute! Love the pictures too :)

  5. I'd love to learn how to decorate with the chocolate curls like that, they look amazing.

  6. Wow, absolutely gorgeous work! <3

  7. I'm not crazy about chocolate on chocolate, but I would make an exception for this one!! I love ganache with this cake recipe. Actually, this is my go-to recipe for choc cake, but I like to use espresso or coffee instead of water to intensify the flavor. YUM!! Great job! Lovely process photos.

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  10. They're adorable! I can tell those cupcakes are super chocolatey by how dark they are. Perfection. (Saw you on the Foodie Blog Roll!)

  11. oh my! I love how this one looks! The chocolate roses and leaves are amazing!If you won't mind, I'd really love to guide foodista readers to your site. Just add your choice of Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and you're all set. Thanks!

  12. Thanks for following Ms. motorhome :)

    Abby, I was surprised at how tasty the Hershey's cake recipe was. Plus it was really quick to prepare. Thanks for stopping by!

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