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.
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.
I made these from my favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
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.
some cupcakes even got a little NUTTY! I couldn’t resist chopped walnuts on mine 🙂