Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Here we are again with death by chocolate.

This time we can share the love. You can never have too much chocolate. And in this recipe I double-down on the chocolate!

Prep Time: 30 min
Baking Time: 40 min
Servings: 12

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    114gSCS ® Salted Butter
    59gUnsweetened Cocoa Powder (the best you can find)
    236mlBoiling Water
    110gSIS Soft Brown Sugar
    113gSIS Caster Sugar
    1½ tspVanilla Extract
    192gSunshine Plain Flour
    1 tspBaking Soda
    ½ tspBaking Powder
    Chocolate Ganache ingredients:
    250gDark Chocolate (70%)
    250gHeavy Cream
    50gSCS ® Unsalted Butter
    2 tbspsSIS Caster Sugar
  • Directions
    1. Preheat the oven to 170℃.
    2. Sift and whisk the soft brown sugar, caster sugar, plain flour, baking soda and baking powder together.
    3. In a heat-proof bowl, whisk together the boiling water and cocoa powder; let this mixture cool completely.
    4. Cream the butter and sugar until pale; add the eggs one at a time and vanilla extract, scraping down after each addition.
    5. With a spatula, fold in the chocolate mixture and dry ingredients, alternating between the two and mix until smooth.
    6. Bake in a lined muffin tray for 16 - 18 minutes and let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
    7. For Chocolate Ganache: Melt over a double boiler and whisk until smooth and glossy.
    8. Refrigerate the ganache until and whip it up.
    9. Spoon into a piping bag with your desired tip and frost the cupcakes.

Baking Tips

  • Gummy raisins, dates and figs?

    Rinse raisins, dates and figs in very cold water before putting them through the food processor. They will not form such a gummy mass.

  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.