Simple cupcake recipe with Ghirardelli chocolates

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Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian

It is possible to make a simple cupcake recipe that is a treat you won’t want to share with the kids. When I’m looking for an easy dessert, I generally turn to cupcakes. Almost as soon as they are frosted, the kids disappear with them. I usually manage to enjoy a few of them before they disappear. This time, I decided that I was going to make a simple cupcake recipe that was meant to be a decadent treat for grown ups to enjoy.

Simple cupcake recipe

Simple cupcake recipe with Ghirardelli chocolates


Simple cupcake recipe with Ghirardelli chocolates
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  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 3 Eggs, large
  • 2 tsp Almond extract
  • 3 bags Ghirardelli Milk & Truffle Squares
  • Frosting of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line muffin tins with muffin papers (24).
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in each egg. Add almond extract.
  5. Mix until completely combined.
  6. Add flour alternately with milk. Beat until smooth.
  7. Pour into cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. When completely cool frost using a frosting bag or decorator tool.
  10. Add one Ghirardelli Milk & Truffle Square diagonally to each cupcake.

I received one bag of Ghirardelli Milk & Truffle Squares from She Speaks and used it to top eight cupcakes. The rest of the cupcakes I made with this simple cupcake recipe, I frosted plain and gave to the kids to eat. They cannot appreciate the rich, decadent taste of these chocolates with a creamy truffle filling inside. Each Milk & Truffle square is a tempting combination of dark and milk chocolate that you are not going to want to share. If you do want to be generous and share one of these with each person who receives a cupcake, you will need to buy three bags. There are 8 delicious squares in each 4.63oz bag. They can be purchased at Target, Supercenters, or Walgreens nationwide. Pick one up and try this simple cupcake recipe today.

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