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Temptation cupcakes recipe

This recipe is all about chocolate times five! Chocolate cake with chocolate chips, chocolate mousse and ganache with a chocolate drizzle. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 Betty Crocker Devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 quantity chocolate mousse
  • 1 quantity ganache
  • 200g white chocolate


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup tray with patty pans and set aside.

Using a mixer, mix the cake mix, eggs, oil and water together and beat for 3 minutes on high.

Stir through the chocolate chips.

Fill each patty pan to 2/3rds full and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Leave to cool.

Place the chocolate mousse into a piping bag, using a small round nozzle.

Push the nozzle into the centre of the cupcake and squeeze a quantity of chocolate mousse into the centre.

Using a palette knife, top each cupcake with a generous coating of ganache.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, stopping to stir well at 30 second bursts. Place the melted chocolate in a ziploc bag. Snip the corner off and drizzle the tops of the cupcakes with the white chocolate.



  • It goes without saying that these are just for the real chocolate lovers amongst us!
  • I used a cake mix because I love this particular one and these cupcakes are already quite involved with the mousse and ganache.
  • I recommend that you make both the mousse and ganache ahead of time. You can re-melt the ganache in the microwave for a minute to get it back to that glossy consistency.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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