Chocolatey Cupcakes Dipped in Chocolate Ganache

When I think of fun things to bake, cupcakes are pretty much at the top of the list. They can be decorated in so many different ways… making them a damn cute dessert. I’m completely jealous of those cupcake bloggers who seem to have endless ideas for cupcake flavors and decor. They’re a great source of inspiration for us everyday folk.

I agreed to make two kinds of cupcakes for a friend’s wedding next weekend so I’ve been playing around with some different recipes. Here’s the recipe that I’ve settled on for the chocolate version: Chocolatey Cupcakes (Dipped in Chocolate Ganache)
devils-food-cupcakes1 I’m not dipping the wedding cupcakes in ganache, but I did so for these so I could give them to the chocolate-loving-teachers at school.
A simple dunk in warm ganache- just the tops, careful not to dunk the top edge of the cupcake papers too much.
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They’re good as is, but if you want to make them more decorative, let the ganache set up for a bit, spoon into a bag and pipe on some decor.
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I piped on some quickie little dollops. It was just enough to add an extra mouthful of rich & creamy ganache to the already yummy chocolatey cupcake.
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The actual wedding cupcakes will have buttercream icing. I’ll share those with you after the ‘Big Day.’ In the meantime, the teachers didn’t seem to mind the version with the chocolate ganache dunk. We liked them an awful lot too.

This recipe can be found here:  Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

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44 Responses to “Chocolatey Cupcakes Dipped in Chocolate Ganache”

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    VeggieGirl — March 9, 2009 @ 3:17 AM

    I feel the same way about cupcakes – love to make them!! Of course, mine never look as STUNNING as yours!! :-)

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    HoneyB — March 9, 2009 @ 3:36 AM

    They look great to me!

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    Leslie Green — March 9, 2009 @ 4:47 AM

    Oh soooo very cute and yummy

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    Kara — March 9, 2009 @ 4:49 AM

    I discovered “frosting” cupcakes this way just this past V-Day and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Love ‘the dunk’ – and what a great idea with a little of the ganache piped on there! Yum.

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    Ciaochowlinda — March 9, 2009 @ 4:58 AM

    Oh my you’re killing me. I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and these cupcakes are calling me……..

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    Barbara — March 9, 2009 @ 5:00 AM

    What a great idea! You can’t go wrong with a great ganace!

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    Heather — March 9, 2009 @ 5:03 AM

    those look so decadent!!!

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    patsyk — March 9, 2009 @ 5:42 AM

    YUM! Can I have one now? ;)

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    clumbsycookie — March 9, 2009 @ 6:00 AM

    Chocolate+chocolate=allways good! Keep us posted with the ones you’re making for the weeding!

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    Elle — March 9, 2009 @ 6:06 AM

    Who could say no to one of those? They look so chocolatey and gooood.

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    Maria — March 9, 2009 @ 6:15 AM

    Cupcakes are fun! I am loving the ganache!! They look so rich and so good!

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    Susanne — March 9, 2009 @ 6:35 AM

    Uh, YUM!

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    Amanda — March 9, 2009 @ 6:42 AM

    Those look so yummy! I wish I could reach through the screen and get me one of those. I’ll have to try chocolate ganache like that. Never thought about putting it on cupcakes. Great idea!
    God bless,
    Amanda

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    Culinarywannabe — March 9, 2009 @ 7:14 AM

    Cupcakes are the greatest – my favorite are the little mini ones. You can eat a bunch of those and tell yourself it’s “ok” since they are so tiny. :)

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    snooky doodle — March 9, 2009 @ 8:08 AM

    how cute and yummy :) just a suggestion you can also whip the ganache and pipe it :) These look delicious.

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    Ginny — March 9, 2009 @ 9:53 AM

    Perfect timing – I was actually thinking about doing something like this for St. Patrick’s Day, only with the addition of a Bailey’s Buttercream swirl on top. I was worried I would make a complete mess, but your pictures are encouraging :)

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    marguerite — March 9, 2009 @ 9:58 AM

    My family would LOVE these!

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    Aimee — March 9, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

    Yes please! Maybe this double chocolate fix would help jump start my Monday morning.

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — March 9, 2009 @ 11:02 AM

    If I knew I’d receive desserts like that I might have chosen a teaching career! The shiny dark ganache is irresistible.

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    cookiepie — March 9, 2009 @ 11:07 AM

    Those look fantastic!! Chocolate cupcakes topped with ganache – what could be better?

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    nina — March 9, 2009 @ 11:55 AM

    You know, I was a teacher for 15 years too and we all loved mothers like you. Now I am also a mother and my children are forever sent to school with treats of an edible nature!!!! I think our teachers will love these too!!!

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    Blond Duck — March 9, 2009 @ 12:17 PM

    Classic and elegant! What a great combo!

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    marye — March 9, 2009 @ 5:20 PM

    those look terrific!

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    Joy — March 9, 2009 @ 5:21 PM

    Hello, cupcakes! :-) You have such steady and precise hands to not dunk the sides.

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    KatieG — March 9, 2009 @ 5:21 PM

    Oh wow, I could really go for one of those after today. CHOCOLATE!

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    Reeni — March 9, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

    They looks so scrumptious and pretty!

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    Gina — March 9, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

    Wow! These look decadent. You just made me crave chocolate!

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    Bunny — March 9, 2009 @ 7:01 PM

    Oh yeah these look good! I love the ganache topping, wonderful!

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    Jescel — March 9, 2009 @ 7:33 PM

    they’re lovely..and so chocolatey. I so want to have one now.

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    Elyse — March 9, 2009 @ 9:00 PM

    Chocolate covered chocolate? Yes, please. These look absolutely delicious. I love the ganache decordations you piped. Can’t wait to see the buttercream version after the wedding!

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    Girl — March 10, 2009 @ 2:44 AM

    Hi Recipe Girl, this looks really wonderful, Ganache.. ooohhh, I love Ganache. Dunk, dunk, eat!

    lol..joking.

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    Tracy — March 10, 2009 @ 4:40 AM

    Look decandent! Got Milk!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — March 10, 2009 @ 8:17 AM

    OMG that is decedent!! Looks incredible!

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    Katrina — March 10, 2009 @ 8:18 AM

    Those look great and I just may make them for a church activity next weekend!

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    The Duo Dishes — March 10, 2009 @ 10:02 AM

    Not enough chocolate on there. Can you add more? :)

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    RobinSue — March 10, 2009 @ 11:54 AM

    I think I could go for some chocolate overload. Plus your Greek dinner looks wonderfulfrom the previous posts! I am hoping to do a Greek inspired Supper Club some time. There is so many good foods to choose from.

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    JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen — March 10, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

    Those look great, Lori – especially the decorations!

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    Teresa — March 10, 2009 @ 5:55 PM

    Hey there Lori, you got me. Chocolate on chocolate. What a way to go. The photos made me sooo happy. I can imagine what a taste would do to me.

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    ingrid — March 11, 2009 @ 6:56 AM

    Love those cute little dollops of ganache.
    Lucky teachers.
    ~ingrid

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    Lauren — March 11, 2009 @ 9:18 AM

    Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache topped with chocolate decor? Sign me up! These look absolutely divine :)

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    Kerry — May 4, 2009 @ 7:47 PM

    Just wondering about dunking these. You said you would not be dunding the wedding cupcakes.. why not?

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    RecipeGirl — May 4, 2009 @ 7:51 PM

    Kerry- the bride didn’t want this sort of icing for her cupcakes.

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    Lisa McDaniel — March 30, 2013 @ 9:25 AM

    These look wonderfully scrumptious. Do you by any chance have the nutritional information. I am on weight watchers and I would like to know how many points one cupcake is.

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    Lori Lange — March 31, 2013 @ 8:09 AM

    I don’t… but you can always use something like the Spark People Recipe Calculator to figure out nutritional facts, if you’d like.