Chocolate Ganache Filling Recipe for Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Filling recipe is quick and easy to make. For ganache there are many different recipes and the simplest recipe have equal parts of dark chocolate and heavy cream. Learn more recipes of Ganache from the following article.

Chocolate Ganache Filling Recipe for Cupcakes
is a varnish, icing or filling for pastries prepared from chocolate and cream. Ganache word comes from the French word for “jowl” which refers a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream. It was invented around 1850 in Switzerland or in France where it was used as a base for truffles. Ganache flavor and quality is mainly reliant on the quality of chocolate. To get the wanted consistency, the ratio of chocolate to cream is diverse. For filling cakes or truffle base usually 2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream are used while 3 to 1 are normally used in a glaze. To augment volume and spread to cover a cake cooled ganache can be whipped.

Different chocolates can be used to give a different color such as milk chocolate will give a creamy brown color, white chocolate will give a rich cream color and dark chocolate will give an intense dark brown color. Ganache can be used in 2 ways such as warm and cold. Warm ganache can be used to sprinkle over a cake to create a shiny finish and also as a filling in a warm cake like a molten lava cake while cold ganache can be molded into truffles. Cold and creamy ganache can also be whipped into a frosting or a filling.

Chocolate Ganache Filling Recipe for Cupcakes

Recipe 1


  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

Method of preparation:

First of all heat the cream over medium heat and bring it to boil. Take away from heat instantly and add the chopped chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. After that, start to beat it until smooth then place the bowl in the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled, not more than 30 minutes.

Recipe 2


  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Method of preparation:

Put the chocolate into an average bowl and heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil and when it comes to a boil add chopped chocolate. Beat until smooth and stir in the rum. After that place the bowl in the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled, not more than 30 minutes.

Recipe 3


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Method of preparation:

Put chocolate, cream and confectioners’ sugar in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high power for 20-30 seconds until concoction is lukewarm to the touch. Beat until smooth and transfer to the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled for nearly 30 minutes.

Recipe 4


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

Method of preparation:

First of all cut the chocolate and transfer it to a heatproof bowl. Then, heat the cream until boiling and pour it above the chocolate. Allow it to sit for 1 minute and after that beat until smooth. Add the butter and whisk until mixed. Transfer to the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled, not more than 30 minutes.

How to Fill Chocolate Ganache Filling in Cupcakes?

Allow the ganache chill until thick but soft enough to be piped. Cut the middles out of the cooled cupcakes by using 1-inch round cookie cutter or an apple corer. Get the center out using a slim spoon or grapefruit knife. With a wide tip, place the ganache into a piping bag and fill up the holes in every cupcake to the top.

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  1. kinaree Says:

    OMG!!! You are making me so hungry….and i think i nver make these cupcakes at ma home…it look delicious…

  2. Anniken Says:

    the chocolate topping is awesome.! i made chocolate ganache filling for cupcakes at home, bt my meringue looked lovely, nd d texture after I added d butter looked lovely, n then wen I added d chocolate everything seemed to separate nd lost its smooth texture…. any ideas as to wt went wrong?

  3. Julian Says:

    first time making chocolate ganache filling for cake nd it turned out pretty gd. added some dissolved instant coffee granules for a richer taste instead of d liqueur.

  4. Renato Says:

    ohhh wow i’ve arrived in cupcake heaven! chocolate ganache filling for cupcakes recipes r help me I will make these for my auntie’s birthday, only with raspberries and mocha frosting………..

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