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These decadent Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are filled with a creamy chocolate ganache and topped with a luscious white chocolate frosting! It’s a rich chocolate dessert recipe everyone will love.

triple chocolate cupcake cut in half with ganche filling showing. Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

I think we can all agree that all chocolate dessert recipes are pretty amazing but these super decadent Triple Chocolate Cupcake take the cake…pun intended. They are a combination of all three chocolates, a milk chocolate cake, a center filled with a rich, silky dark chocolate ganache, and a smooth, creamy white chocolate buttercream frosting on top. It’s probably one of the best chocolate cupcake recipes I’ve ever made!

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
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As amazing as they are these Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are actually really simple to make. They start with a box of chocolate cake mix that is doctored up with a few added ingredients to make it extra moist and fluffy. After the cupcakes have baked and cooled you cut a small core from the middle of each. You fill that hole with a creamy dark chocolate ganache made from finely chopped dark chocolate and hot heavy cream. You fill the hole right up to the top of the cupcake and smooth it over.

white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate cupcakes

While the ganache cools and sets inside the cupcake you make the white chocolate frosting. Guys, this may be the best buttercream frosting I’ve ever made. It is a combination of butter, powdered sugar, and melted white chocolate and it comes out so light and fluffy. Once the frosting is ready you pipe it on top of each cupcake and then garnish with a little grated chocolate if you like.

dark chocolate filled cupcakes

When you bite into a Triple Chocolate Cupcake you get all three chocolates in every bite. That soft, smooth dark chocolate ganache center is so rich and decadent, and the white chocolate buttercream frosting is perfectly creamy. If you are a chocolate lover this is your dream dessert. I swear it may be the best chocolate cupcake recipe I’ve ever eaten!

What you will need to make Triple Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • Muffin tin – Put your cupcakes liners in and add your batter!
  • Cupcake Liners – Go with simple white or something bright and colorful.
  • Icing Tip – These three icing tips will do all of the standard cupcake icing shapes.

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Servings: 24
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

These decadent Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are filled with a creamy chocolate ganache and topped with a luscious white chocolate frosting.
triple chocolate cupcake cut in half with ganche filling showing.
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Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 15.5 oz. Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3.4 oz Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 3/4 c. Sour Cream
  • 3/4 c. Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 12 oz. Dark chocolate chips, finely diced
  • 1 c. Heavy Cream

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 c. butter, softened
  • 4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 12 oz. White Chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. Heavy Cream

Instructions

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, and eggs.
  • Prepare a muffin pan by inserting a cupcake liner in each cup.
  • Once combined pour the chocolate cupcake batter into the cupcake liners filling about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled cut a small core from the center of each cupcake.

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • In microwave heat heavy cream until boiling.
  • Pour heavy cream over dark chocolate and stir together until chocolate is fully melted.
  • Pour dark chocolate ganache into each cupcake.
  • Let ganache cool inside cupcakes until you are ready to frost.

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • In microwave heat heavy cream until boiling.
  • Pour heavy cream over white chocolate and stir together until chocolate is fully melted.
  • Let white chocolate cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • While continuing to mix butter and sugar slowly pour in white chocolate.
  • Whip until fully incorporated and light and fluffy.
  • Pipe frosting onto filled cupcakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 678kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 28g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 234mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 61g, Vitamin A: 790IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 125mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert