Mini Flourless Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

These rich, flourless cupcakes and ganache frosting are easy to make. Sprinkle with pearl sugar balls for an elegant touch.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 tsp. butter, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a mini-muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 3⁄4 cup chocolate chips and 1⁄2 cup butter in a microwave oven on 50% power, stirring every 15 seconds until just melted, about 1 1⁄2 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk in the eggs until combined. Pour in the melted chocolate and butter; whisk just until mixed. Pour batter about 1 to 1 1⁄2 tablespoons at a time into each mini-muffin cup.
  • Bake about 7 to 8 minutes until cupcakes are just set, centers may jiggle. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix together remaining chocolate chips, heavy cream, and remaining butter. Heat on 50% power and stir every 15 seconds, until chocolate is just melted. Stir until smooth and creamy. Add a dollop of ganache to the top of each cupcake.