Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

    Posted by  ·  August 30, 2012

    These cupcakes are everything I love —chocolate cake, fluffy cream filling and rich frosting!

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Filling and Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting


    Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes or prepare purchased cake mix. Let cupcakes cool.

    Creme Filling

    1 – 7 oz container marshmallow cream
    1/2 cup softened butter
    1/3 cup powder sugar
    1 tablespoon water
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    With electric mixer beat ingredients together until fluffy. Add in a few drops of red food coloring if you like pink filling like we do!

    Attach a large tip to pastry bag and fill with cream. Insert tip into cupcake and fill until cupcake slightly expands.

    Ganache Frosting

    12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup heavy cream (must be heavy cream — half and half will not work)

    Place chocolate chips into a bowl and pour cream over the top. Heat in microwave until chips are soft.  Allow mixture to sit a minute to continue melting the chips. Stir well. Let mixture come to room temperature.  With electric mixer beat until fluffy. Fill pastry bag with large star tip and pipe onto cupcakes.

    Enough frosting and filling for 12-15 cupcakes depending on your frosting and filling style.

    These cupcakes won’t last long!

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    1. Taylor
      Thursday, January 14th, 2016
      Very disappointed in this. Both of these were so runny it was unusable and no amount of beating made them fluff up. Also the filling recipes tasted like nothing but butter. I think everything needs adjusting.
      • Dorene Wagler
        Sunday, July 30th, 2017
        I agree with you. I made this and very disappointed!! Had the exact same problem
      • Cindy
        Friday, August 11th, 2017
        So sorry Dorene, for some reason this recipe can't be made with the store brand of marshmallow cream. It breaks down and doesn't have the right consistency. Is that the problem you were having?
    2. Alison Manning
      Thursday, December 17th, 2015
      That seems so good amazing or great amazing what ever you think I am a baker as well in training and I am amazing at it,maybe better than you
    3. Cassie B
      Friday, June 26th, 2015
      I just finished making this filling (to use in a cake). I followed the recipe to a T and it was extremely runny and way too salty. It never even got close to being fluffy. Very disappointed with this!
      • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
        Hi Cassie, I am so sorry I have realized you must use the national leading brand. The others break down.
    4. Brittany
      Thursday, March 6th, 2014
      I ran into the same problem as Sherill. Both the cream and the Ganache came out soo runny. I would've preferred to just add the marshmallow filling and bought chocolate icing vs using this. Its all just too runny and messy. I'm trying to refrigerate the ganache now to see if it will solidify any but Im sure after being at room temp. for a bit it'll just start to run again.
      • Monday, March 10th, 2014
        Hi Brittany, you can add in more chocolate if needed. But first try chilling the mixture, then beating it. It should whip up into a yummy frosting. I didn't have any trouble running after they set at room temperature. I wouldn't let them set out too long though for food safety reasons. Also everyone I have found not to use the store brand of marshmallow cream, as it tends to break down. Hope this helps!
    5. Robbin
      Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
      Try cutting the heavy cream in half so the ganache won't be so runny.
    6. Kenzie
      Thursday, July 11th, 2013
      How do you get the hole in the cupcake? Like before you put the filling in?
    7. Sherrill
      Thursday, June 6th, 2013
      Hi! Me again!

      One more question then I'll stop emailing. I used regular butter in the filling. Should I have used unsalted butter? As you can tell, I'm just learning to bake.
    8. Sherrill
      Thursday, June 6th, 2013

      I made your cream filled chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting and they taste amazing but both the filling and the frosting are very runny. I followed your recipe exactly. What am I doing wrong? Am I not beating it enough? I have everything in the fridge right now to see if that helps.
    9. Phyll
      Thursday, January 24th, 2013
      OMG - these look so amazing!!!!
    10. Jennifer
      Thursday, December 13th, 2012
      The cupcakes look delicious. I'm definitely going to try them out and wrap them up in nicely decorated cupcake boxes and gift them to my niece and nephew. They'll going to love them. Thanks for the recipe.
    11. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
      wow. this looks outstanding. i can't wait to make it. Thanks for the delicious recipe.
    12. virginia
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      Recently I went to a birthday party. The cake was cupcakes like these in all different flavors and colors. It was a beautiful and delicious party. Thanks for showing me how to do it.