Yellow Cake (not from Box) with Chocolate Ganache

These where a request from a friend for his birthday. I really didn't want to make a box cake so I found this recipe on Pintrest and it was amazing! 

Source for the cupcakes:  Shelly Kaldunski's, Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder 
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole milk

Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350F

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla to this mixture, and beat until well combined.  Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the butter/sugar mixture, until no traces of flour remain.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.  Bake for about 18-20 minutes.  Let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.  Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cupcakes are cooling get the ganache ready:

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl.  Warm the cream in a small saucepan over low heat-just until it starts to steam and little bubbles form around the sides of the pan.  Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute.  Whisk the chocolate chips and cream until smooth--let it cool for about 5 minutes.  Take a cupcake, turn it upside down, dip it in the ganache--let the excess drip off and turn the cupcake top side up--viola!  Do this with each cupcake until they are all coated with ganache. Let the cupcakes cool and serve. 

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