Remember when I mentioned that I’d been making a lot of cupcakes lately? Out of all the recipes I’ve tried recently, this one is probably my favorite, which is pretty funny to think about considering I was that girl that shunned chocolate cake and cupcakes pretty much my whole life. I am so not that person anymore. In fact, I modified the method in this recipe to make the cupcakes even more chocolaty. I have a weakness for chocolate ganache, and I couldn’t resist piping some right into the center of these cupcakes.
I knew before I even made these that I was going to love them. Going through my Google Reader (trying to save recipes elsewhere, sniff), I found that I saved this recipe twice. Clearly it was calling to me, and I can’t believe it took me this long to finally try it. These cupcakes are decadent and completely irresistible. The idea to fill them came when I had ganache leftover from piping the edges, and I think it really took these to another level. I’m a sucker for filled cupcakes and chocolate ganache, so that was a no brainer. I didn’t even cone them. Instead I used a little trick I learned working at a cupcake shop – use your finger to poke a hole in the center of the cooled cupcake and then fill as desired. I usually wait for a reason to make cupcakes for people (these were to celebrate two neighbors), but this is one recipe that’s worth making just for the heck of it. I promise you won’t regret it.