Halloween Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Halloween Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Olives-n-Okra
Dark chocolate cake batter recipe is Hershey's Especially Dark Chocolate Cake recipe.
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  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate baking pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Halloween candy sprinkles


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups.
  • Sift 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 for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill baking cups.
  • Bake for 18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  • In a small pan, heat cream over low-medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until blended. Let cool before frosting cupcakes. Add about 1 teaspoon of frosting to each cupcake. Top frosted cupcakes with Halloween candy sprinkles.


Typical baking time is 18 minutes per pan of 12.


Serving: 74g | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.4g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 20.9g