Almond Chocolate Ganache Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Almond Chocolate Ganache Frosting


Yes, I have been on a ganache kick! Can you blame me? It is so rich and yummy!

When everyone enjoyed my ganache cookies the other night, someone asked, “Can you make a cupcake stuffed with this stuff?”

I thought to myself, “I don’t know, but I am sure up for the challenge!”Β  So, I experimented and came up with this cupcake recipe, and I also got creative and made the ganache a bit different than the other night.

The cookies were great, but these … these were amazing! Honestly, my hubby and I love these so much!! These are our most favorite dessert I have made yet!

So Fiesta Friday, here I come with these super rich and delicious cupcakes! I look forward to seeing what everyone else is bringing to the party… and thanks so much Angie for all you do!



  • Servings: 12 Cupcakes
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*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen


For the Ganache (Used to fill the cupcakes and for the frosting):

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (the thick part at the top)
  • 1 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp pure almond extract

For the Cupcakes:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


For the ganache:

  • Put the chocolate chips and the coconut milk in a large sauce pan over low to medium heat, letting the chocolate melt.
  • Once the chocolate has melted, add in the honey and almond extract.
  • When everything is mixed well, take off the heat and put it in a container with a lid.
  • I put mine in the freezer until I was ready to fill the cupcakes.
  • After you have filled the cupcakes (see directions below), place in the refrigerator. This will give you the best consistency for when you are ready to frost.

For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the eggs, honey, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
  • When both your dry and wet ingredients are mixed well, combine them together in the large bowl.
  • Put cupcake liners in a muffin pan and pour the batter 1/3 of the way full.
  • Now put a layer of the ganache in the middle.
  • Pour in the rest of your batter over the ganache, so it is entirely covered.
  • Let cook for about 25 minutes.
  • When finished cooking, let them cool before you frost them.


49 thoughts on “Almond Chocolate Ganache Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Almond Chocolate Ganache Frosting

    • Thank you so much Julia! I used to think gluten-free = yucky…..but I have definitely found out the last couple months that that’s far from true! πŸ™‚


  1. One can never have too much ganache Lori! These cupcakes look scrumptious πŸ™‚ Now you’ve left me in a pickle of where to start ~ cookies? cupcakes? ~ hmm, guess I’ll have to make both!

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    • Hehehe….love it Nancy! πŸ™‚ You know, I don’t even know if I had ever had ganache before the other day, but now I want it everyday! Lol! πŸ™‚


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  3. Lori, I love ganache, too! Who doesn’t right? Honey, coconut milk, vanilla…so many delicious flavors in these cupcakes. How do we make Fiesta Friday real so I can have some of these? I am totally digging your graphics, btw.

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    • Yay for another ganache lover! πŸ™‚ Thanks Ngan! I agree…can you imagine a “Fiesta Friday” that we could go to and actually taste all the food?! Wow! That would be so amazing! Oh, and thanks so much for your kind words about the graphics! Doing graphic art stuff is another hobby of mine. πŸ™‚


  4. I love ganache too, Lori! I have made chocolate ganache many times, but recently I saw a white chocolate ganache that I want to try. Your cupcakes look wonderful! I bet the almond flavor paired with the chocolate tastes amazing. What a great idea. I’m so glad I met you at the fiesta!

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    • Thank you….yes, I absolutely love the combination of almond flavor and chocolate! White chocolate ganache sounds wonderful! yum! I’m glad I met you too!


    • Mila…thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am over at yours, checking it out right now. πŸ™‚ I love that picture you are using of the owl with the bird…so cute!
      I love the ganache based on coconut milk…a healthier version, but still delicious!


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