Classic Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Yellow cupcakes

Ingredients (Makes 12 cupcakes)

For Cupcakes
1. All-purpose flour – 1.5 cup

   Baking powder – 1.5 tsp

   Salt – 1/2 tsp

2. Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup (1 stick), at room temperature

    Granulated sugar – 1 cup
3. Egg – 1 large, at room temperature

    Egg yolks – of 2 large eggs, room temperature

    Yoghurt / sour cream – 1/2 cup

    Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

For chocolate ganache frosting

4. Heavy cream – 1/3 cup

    Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1/2 cup

    Butter – 1 tsp

    Salt – A tiny pinch


  1. For Cupcakes – Adjust oven rack to middle position. Heat oven at 350 F. Line standard muffin/cupcake tin with paper or foil liners.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. Whisk together butter and sugar until combined. Add egg and egg yolks and whisk until combined. Next add  yoghurt and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Finally add the flour mixture and mix until well combined.

4. Divide batter evenly among cups of prepared tin. Bake until cupcake tops are pale gold and toothpick or skewer inserted into center comes out clean, 20 – 24 minutes. Cool cupcakes to room temperature, about 45 minutes.


5. For Frosting – Heat the heavy cream in a small pan over medium heat until hot. Remove from stove. Add the chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute. Add the butter, a pinch of salt and whisk everything together until the chocolate melts completely. Set aside for 15 – 25 minutes until thick. Spread 1 – 2 tbsp chocolate ganache frosting on top of each cooled cupcake.  Allow to set for a few hours. Enjoy!!

Classic Yellow cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • oh my god. This looks seriously delicious and yummy. Never seen detailed step by step instructions which is very easy to understand. So, thanks to you for that. This post gave me a confidence to do it of my own 🙂 Will try it and give my feedback. Thanks a lot for this detailed description. Kudos !!

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