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Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

 I love chocolate ganache. Love, love, love— pure, adoring, unconditional love. 

For chocolate ganache.

You know why? It’s delicious and decadent, obviously. But more than that– you can do so much with it. Put it on a cake, put it on your ice cream, or put it on your cupcake that looks like ice cream!

That’s right. Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes! The beautiful thing about ganache is that once it cools, it’s still spreadable– which means you can still “pour” it over these cupcakes without worry about the buttercream melting or losing shape. Add a pretzel M&M for a cherry on top (I don’t do fruit on my cupcakes), and voila– hot fudge sundae, hold the bowl and spoon!

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes: Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes:
Recipe Source: Betty Crocker Just Cupcakes
2 1/4 c. AP Flour
1 2/3 c. Sugar
3/4 c. Butter, softened
2/3 c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/4 c. Water
1 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/3 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Using a stand mixer, whisk together all ingredients. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  3. Bake for 19 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
Recipe Source: Allrecipes.com

1/2.c. Butter
1/2 c. Shortening
4 c. Powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

  1. Whisk together butter and shortening in a stand mixer.
  2. Alternately add the 4 cups of powdered sugar with the liquids (1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, etc…), whisking thoroughly in between and scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Perfect Chocolate Ganache:

Approximately 2 cups chocolate chips
Approximately 1 1/2 cups whipping cream

The key to this ganache is to not measure anything. Just trust me on this, you can’t depend on the measurements! Pour desired amount of chocolate chips (recommended approx. 2 cups) into a microwave safe bowl. Pour the whipping cream into the bowl until it’s just level with the chocolate chips (it shouldn’t cover the chocolate chips completely). Microwave for 1 minute and whisk until smooth.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

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