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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Moist chocolate cupcakes, filled with chocolate ganache and topped with fluffy chocolate buttercream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cupcakes, triple chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 16 Cupcakes
Calories 473 kcal


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup Bar Chocolate Chopped
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream Hot

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 2 sticks Butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk add more if frosting is too thick


Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.

    2. Sift all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together.

    3. Mix the wet into the dry. Stir until well combined being sure not to overmix.

    4. Scoop batter just above half full being sure not to over fill. Using a medium size scoop works best here. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. 1. Place 1 cup of chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl.

    2. In a microwavable safe cup or heavy bottomed sauce pot, heat the heavy cream until very hot but not boiling.

    3. Pour the hot heavy cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for about 4-5 minutes.

    4. Mix together until well combined.

Chocolate Buttercream

  1. 1. Place softened butter in a mixing bowl.

    2. Add in Confectioners sugar gradually, then the vanilla.

    3. Add in the cocoa powder slowly, scrape down the bowl, add the milk and mix for about 5 minutes on medium speed.

    4. Scrape down the bowl once more to make sure everything is properly incorporated. Mix for another 2 minutes.

    ** If frosting is to thick, add another 1 teaspoon of milk**

Cupcake Assembly

  1. 1. After the cupcakes have cooled. Cut a small hole into the top of the cupcake.

    2. Pour in about a 1 teaspoon of chocolate ganache.

    3. Frost with the chocolate buttercream.

    4. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.