I've decorated these cuties for Valentine's Day and I think they would be perfect for your loved ones too.
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 container store bought chocolate frosting
heart sprinkles, bought here
Ingredients for Ganache
1 pound good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 1/3 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup corn syrup
Directions for ganache (Makes 4 cups)
Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Bring cream and corn syrup just to a simmer over medium-high heat; pour mixture over chocolate. Let stand, without stirring, until chocolate begins to melt.
Beginning near the center and working outward, stir melted chocolate into cream until mixture is combined and smooth (do not overstir).
Refrigerate, stirring every 5 minutes, until frosting just barely begins to hold its shape and is slightly lighter in color. Use immediately (ganache will continue to thicken after you stop stirring). Put ganache into a frosting piping bag or a large ziplock bag. Store extra ganache in fridge for another use.
Putting them together
Putting them together
Take the cooled cupcakes and hollow out a hole in the middle, I used an apple corer. Eat the piece you core out. Pipe the ganache into the hole in the cupcake. If you don't have a piping bag, a ziplock with a small hole cut in one corner works great. This cuts down on the mess, who would want to try and spoon this stuff into a cupcake?? Next we are going to frost these; take a can of store bought chocolate frosting and once again place in a piping bag, I like to use the tip that just has a large opening. (sorry I don't know which # it is) You can use any tip # or just frost these with a knife. Frost your cupcakes using a back and forth motion, sprinkle immediately with heart sprinkles. Share with your sweetheart.
Start with a cupcake
Using an apple corer remove center of cupcake
This is what it looks like
I found this ganache in my fridge left over from another
dessert and presto, this recipe was invented. Notice
my fingernail mark? I had to taste it!
Place ganache into piping bag and pipe into center of cupcake
Fill it to the top. NO licking at this point
Fill all cupcakes
I love Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting, place into piping bag
I like to do a zigzag design with the frosting.
Top with heart sprinkles.
Store leftovers in fridge, if there are any :)