Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Published January 1, 2003.

Why this recipe works:

In search of a yellow cupcake recipe that would be good enough to satisfy the parents at a kids’ birthday party, we discovered that simply dumping flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and sour cream into a mixing bowl and mixing produced the desired result. A simple whipped ganache, made with just… read more

In search of a yellow cupcake recipe that would be good enough to satisfy the parents at a kids’ birthday party, we discovered that simply dumping flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and sour cream into a mixing bowl and mixing produced the desired result. A simple whipped ganache, made with just heavy cream and semisweet chocolate, proved to be the perfect topping for our yellow cupcake recipe.

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Makes 12 cupcakes

These cupcakes are best eaten the day they are made, but unfrosted extras will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To double the recipe, use 3 whole eggs and 2 yolks, and double the remaining ingredients.

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