Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, shows how to make her chocolate ganache cupcakes. Put the butter and sugar into the mixer and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Next comes the ‚Äúsecret ingredient‚Äù, a can of chocolate syrup, then some vanilla, and finally the flour. Mix it well but don‚Äôt overbeat or the cake will be tough. Fill the muffin pans using an ice cream scoop, and bake at 325 for 25 to 30 minutes.
To make the chocolate ganache icing, in the double boiler add some heavy cream, chocolate chips and coffee granules. Let this sit over the steam until it melts. When the cupcakes are done and cooled, top them with the ganache frosting.