A light and delicate cupcake with a surprise chocolate filling! These Fudge Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with a buttercream frosting makes enough to serve twelve!
Remember those chocolatey creamy truffles that I shared last week? Well I have another recipe you can use them in. I put those same truffles right smack in the middle of these vanilla cupcakes!
If you eat these right out of the oven you’ll have a molten flood of chocolate goodness, and when the cupcakes cool down and are frosted, the ganache is a sweet surprise of dense rich chocolate.
You don’t expect to taste a truffle when biting into a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting, but what a delectable treat when you notice that the cupcake isn’t as basic as it looks from the outside!
You can make the truffles several days in advance and even use the ones covered in sprinkles and cocoa! This recipe is a smaller batch, yielding twelve delicate cupcakes, which is the perfect amount to share with six of your closest friends 😉
We have a birthday celebration this week for a co-worker, and we always have too many goodies, so a dozen will be just the right amount to bring to the lunch-time bash!
Fudge Filled Vanilla Cupcakes
Small batch of vanilla cupcakes filled with a dollop of fudge in the middle.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 6 Tablespoons butter, unsalted at room temperature
- 1 large egg, plus 1 egg white at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 12 chocolate truffles
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted at room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with baking liner and set aside.
Prepare truffles if you haven't made them in advance and freeze while preparing the cupcakes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl on medium high speed beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Reduce the speed and add one at a time the egg and egg white. Beat in the vanilla. Add flour mixture alternating with the milk and ending with the flour and beat just until combined.
Divide half of the batter among prepared baking liners. Place a truffle on the batter in the center of each baking liner. Spoon remaining batter on top of truffle. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cupcakes are lightly golden on the top. Cool completely before frosting.
For Buttercream Frosting
Beat the butter, powdered sugar,milk, vanilla and sald until combined, then increase the speed and beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes).
Frost cupcakes and add colored sugars or nonpareils for decorating.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g
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Inspired by Williams-Sonoma Vanilla Cupcakes
I have found my Valentine’s Day Recipe! This is THE cupcake to make. Fudge and vanilla make for a very special combination.
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Fudge filled? Oooh, I always wondered how the local cupcake store made those! Yay, now I can make my own! Pinning! 🙂
Thanks for the pinning love! Adding the fudge filling to the cupcake as it cooks is super easy.
Vanilla cupcakes are my favorites. Love the burst of chocolate in the center. Perfect!
Thanks, Mary Ellen! Yummy treat for both chocolate and vanilla lovers!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I love filled cupcakes and these look so gooey in the middle. Yummo.
The chocolate is super gooey right when it comes straight out of the oven!
Michele @ Flavor Mosaic
These cupcakes look wonderful.
Thanks, Michele! I really enjoy baking and cupcakes are fun to share 🙂
Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
I love cupcakes, these look delicious!
Thanks, Yvonne! Cupcakes are a great little treat!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Such a beautiful, delicious cupcake!! I would love one right now!
Wish I could pop one of these cupcakes through the screen for you 🙂
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
This look and sound so decadent! Love that fudgy center. 🙂
You can never go wrong when you add extra chocolate to recipes!!
oh I didn’t even realize about the filling until I scrolled down! These look so delicate – they look professional made
You are so nice, Erica! I’m going to keep replaying that professional made comment in my head 🙂
These fudge filled cupcakes look so good, I Would love to make some of these!
I hope you give this recipe a try the next time you want homemade cupcakes!
These look so good!!
Thanks for the extra pinning love, Melissa!
Such decadence. Vanilla cupcakes are my favorite and you made it even better with a truffle inside.
I usually make chocolate the star of my sweets, but this worked perfectly. I love vanilla cupcakes too!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
What a great idea stuffing them with truffles! They look beautifully delicious! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
I had a few too many truffle that just couldn’t be wasted 🙂 Thank you, Renee!!
Choc Chip Uru
Saved this recipe! That fudgy centre looks absolutely delicious 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Coming from your sweet treat little corner, you just made me smile 🙂
These are so cute and they sound absolutely amazing!
Thanks, Rachael! Simple little treats from the outside and such a nice chocolatey treat when you take a bite!
They look sooo amazings…and I’m sure taste is great!
Chocolate and vanilla…scrumptious 🙂
Oh my goodness they look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Homemade cupcakes are simply the best! Thank you for the sweet comment!
These look amazing. I have to try this for V. Day
Thanks, Susan. These cupcake are sure to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day!
Those look delicious! I prefer white cake, but love some chocolate too so this sounds perfect!
Vanilla seems to always get a second look, but it really is one of my favorite flavors too. The chocolate is a bonus 😉