Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

At a quick glance it may look like a Hot Fudge Sundae, but it’s not fudge or whipped cream.
They are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache topped with vanilla buttercream.

They sure got quickly devoured like a hot fudge sundaes do.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

Ganache
That’s right, Ganache.
Sounds fancy schmancy but relatively easy. Chocolate and cream and oh so delicious.
To make Ganache: heat heavy cream and pour it over chocolate, stir until chocolate melts.
I had some rich delicious Scharffen Berger 70% chocolate and knew it would be perfect for this.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

I made these from my favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe just as I have made for these Pretty in Pink Candy Cane Cupcakes but without the peppermint.

I made buttercream frosting and to make sure the frosting stayed really white, I used clear vanilla and white Americolor food coloring. (it is one of my favorite colors, but is white really a color? oh that is a whole other topic)

Since Valentines Day is just around the corner these were topped with a sweet little heart sprinkle or heart quins and they are also referred to Sweet Baking Supply has a great array of all things sprinkle, sugar, sweet and fun to bake with. Stop by and see what goodies will make your sweet treats even prettier. I spent lots of time searching their website for all types of fun items and can’t wait to use them all.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

some cupcakes even got a little NUTTY! I couldn’t resist chopped walnuts on mine :)

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