Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling

From the episode Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes

Why This Recipe Works

For a chocolate cupcake recipe with a moist crumb and just enough creamy frosting, we tweaked a chocolate cake recipe until it was perfectly portable, then worked in more chocolate without disrupting the cupcakes’ structure. We mixed cocoa ...

Why This Recipe Works

For a chocolate cupcake recipe with a moist crumb and just enough creamy frosting, we tweaked a chocolate cake recipe until it was perfectly portable, then worked in more chocolate without disrupting the cupcakes’ structure. We mixed cocoa with hot coffee to eke out more chocolate flavor, then replaced the recipe’s butter with more neutral-flavored vegetable oil. Substituting bread flour for all-purpose flour made our cupcake sturdy, but not tough, and it allowed us to add more chocolate—including a bit of ganache in the center—before the chocolate cupcakes baked.

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling