Halloween Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Halloween Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes Recipe

Dark chocolate cake batter recipe is Hershey's Especially Dark Chocolate Cake recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 202kcal
Author Olives-n-Okra


  • 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.