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Chocolate Cupcakes With RUM Chocolate Ganache

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Delicious chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache– a treat for the chocolate lovers! Make them for parties or potlucks with your favorite decorations.

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This weekend I was invited to a party where I also provided the treats for the night.

I have to confess something…I was never a fan of cupcakes before, so I never made them.

I also never had the opportunity (it is hard to believe, but it is the truth) to actually taste a homemade cupcake in all these years of living in Minnesota.

Everything from the store was either too sweet or very artificial tasting which turned me off and ruined my desire to want cupcakes.

Chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache- close up

However, after this weekend, I rediscovered a very simple and “common sense” fact: If you make them from scratch using real, good quality ingredients, the cupcakes are delicious!

Rethinking my philosophy behind cupcakes and reminding myself to never say never, I finally decided to make two different cupcakes for this party: chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

pumpkin cupcakes

After baking the cupcakes, I decorated them with Autumn theme fondant decorations.

Little orange pumpkins, tiny acorns, beautiful orange roses and many, many leaves, created a beautiful display on the table.

For the leaves, I mixed 5 different colors of fondant, then painted them with edible colors.

Delicious chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache- a treat for the chocolate lovers! Make them for parties or potlucks with your favorite decorations.

Aren’t they beautiful?

Getting back to my chocolate cupcakes, these beauties are super easy to make, but frosting them with chocolate ganache, will transform these delicious desserts in something elegant that everyone will love.

There is no doubt that good dark chocolate is the best. Good quality one will make the best cupcakes ever.

Chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache-on a cake stand

I hope you try them, because they are divine. This recipe is best for parties, especially if you make mini ones instead of the regular size.

I love mini desserts especially when they have super cute decorations.

Chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache-

What do you think?

Yield: 12 regular size cupcakes or 24 mini ones

Chocolate Cupcakes With Rum Chocolate Ganache

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Delicious chocolate cupcakes with rum chocolate ganache- a treat for the chocolate lovers! Make them for parties or potlucks with your favorite decorations.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips(or semi-sweet)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavor
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Chocolate Cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or a 24 mini muffin pan.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa powder.
  4. Add milk, oil , vinegar and vanilla.
  5. Beat with a whisk or electric mixer just until well incorporated.
  6. Spoon batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake at 350F for about 18-20 minutes if you use regular cupcake size and only 15 minutes for the mini cupcakes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely before frosting or decorating.
  9. Chocolate Ganache:
  10. Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
  11. In a small saucepan heat up the heavy cream closer to the point of boiling.
  12. Pour over the chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes without touching it.
  13. Add the butter.
  14. Take a spatula and mix the chocolate together with the heavy cream until completely smooth.
  15. Add the rum flavor.
  16. Let it cool in the kitchen, then in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  17. When ready to use, beat it well with a mixer, on low speed until fluffy.
  18. Decorate the cupcakes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

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Cristina

Sunday 14th of April 2019

Excellent cupcakes and easy to make. I used the cream cheese frosting from this same blog and the combination was very good. Everybody loved them, I highly recommend these cupcakes.

The Bossy Kitchen

Sunday 14th of April 2019

Cristina, so happy you enjoyed the cupcakes! The cream cheese frosting is really good as well, and I am happy you combined them to make your own fabulous cupcakes! Thank you for visiting!

Dee F.

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Can I use Myers dark rum instead of rum flavoring? If so, how much?

The Bossy Kitchen

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Hi Dee, I never used Myers dark rum in this recipe, but you can try and see what happens. If you put too much, you will end up with a runny frosting and too "boozy". However, you can start with 2 tablespoons and go from there.Don't serve these cupcakes to kids if you add alcohol! :-)