Whip the ganache as little or as long as you like, depending on how you prefer the consistency.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 to 20 cups of 2 standard (12-cup) muffin pans with baking cups. Sift cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt into the bowl of a mixer. Beat on low speed until just combined.

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  • Raise speed to medium, and add eggs, buttermilk, water, oil, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.

  • Divide batter among baking cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake until tops spring back when touched with a finger, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool completely in pans set on wire racks.

  • Place a mound of whipped ganache (about 3 tablespoons) on top of each cupcake, and frost each using a small spoon or a small offset spatula to create swoops.

Cook's Notes

Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 day.

Reviews (1)

178 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
Made it in a 9th pan it smelled fantastic! The frosting is to die for. Great recipe thanks Martha