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strawberry filled chocolate cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cupcake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry filled chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes
Servings 18 Cupcakes

Ingredients

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 t vanilla
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Sassy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • 8 T butter, softened OR 1 stick
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped (with juice)

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcake

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees!
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl by whisking together.
  3. Combine the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  4. The wet and dry ingredients are going to get married now in a beautiful ceremony with a hand mixer!
  5. Add the water to the batter and mix together. Batter will be thin, do not fret!
  6. Fill your liners in your cupcake pan with the batter, filling each liner about halfway.
  7. Bake these little cuties for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle!
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in their pans for 2 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack until ready to frost.

Sassy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  1. Cream the softened butter in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer.
  2. Alternate adding in the strawberries and powdered sugar until combined on low speed.
  3. Add more strawberries if the frosting seems too dry.  Add more confectioner's sugar if the frosting seems too thin.  ENJOY <3

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Measure out the chocolate chips and set aside.
  2. Pour the heavy whipping cream into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds - 1 minute.  *Keep an eye so you don't make a mess of the micrwave with bubbly whipping cream!*
  3. Add the heated heavy whipping cream to the bowl of chocolate chips and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. After waiting 2-3 minutes, slowly begin to whisk the chocolate into the whipping cream working from the inside of the bowl to the outside.
  5. Allow to sit for 10-15 minute before dipping your cupcakes!