Rerun: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

chocolate ganache cupcakes

Looking back at some of the very first posts shared here on She Wears Many Hats is both frightening and fun. Frightening at the typos, and pitiful quality of photographs, and fun to remember making certain recipes for the first time. Like the super scrumptious Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting that I shared way back in August of 2009.

Pineapple Cake Recipe

Pineapple Cake Recipe

This Pineapple Cake is no exception to the magic flour, sugar, and eggs create. My husband, who is not much of a fan of overly sweet desserts, was a big fan of this cake. Not too sweet and so fluffy, this Pineapple Cake is perfectly balanced. The pineapple isn’t overwhelming. It’s subtle. Just right, in fact. Pair this fluffy cake with an equally fluffy frosting, like an easy 7-Minute Frosting, topped off with toasted coconut for a bit of texture, and, of course, one of the pineapple’s favorite flavor friends.

25 Perfect Mother’s Day Desserts

25 Perfect Mother's Day Desserts

No Mother’s Day celebration is complete without a splendiferous dessert, so I’ve gathered recipes to create a list of 25 Perfect Mother’s Day Desserts. Whether you’re looking for something in frozen form or covered in frosting, you’re sure to find something to pique your sweet tooth’s interest in this dessert list.

Oatmeal Walnut Caramel Coffee Cake Recipe

Oatmeal Walnut Caramel Coffee Cake Recipe

Once in a while a great mistake happens. I think the mistakes that happen in the kitchen are the very best. Don’t you? Take this Oatmeal Walnut Caramel Coffee Cake Recipe, for example. This recipe began late one night as an attempt to satisfy a craving for caramel blondies. It was too late and I… 

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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe

This Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Recipe has been dancing around in my head for a while now after enjoying a delectable strawberry cake last spring at a local cafe. This one, made with a fresh strawberry puree mixed into the batter, just beckoned to be covered with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe is a fantastic frosting for many baked goods.

When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better in my personal opinion. Recently I made a cake (which I’ll be sharing here tomorrow!) that just screamed to be topped with a decadent dark chocolate buttercream. I immediately remembered that unforgettable buttercream atop a cupcake I enjoyed at The Magnolia Bakery in Chicago a couple of years ago. I tried the vanilla and the chocolate. Oh my word. Talk about decadent.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

oreo ice cream cake recipe

In the past I’ve paid for ice cream cakes for special occasions, but after the success of this simple, yet decadent and devil-ish Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake, I’ll making them in the future. It really was quite easy. Baking the cake was the most difficult part. Of course, if in a hurry, a store bought cake could certainly be used.

Vanilla Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting


Recently I was hunting down some old vacation pictures and ran across these cake photos, from July 13, 2011, my husband’s, Randy, birthday. He’s always been a big coconut cake fan. This Vanilla Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting was my quick, simplified version of a coconut cake. But as I remember, he liked it just the… 

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Mini Apple Pie Recipe and Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas


These Mini Apple Pies are such a fun twist on the regular apple pie. Made in muffin tins using a basic pie crust, filled with your favorite apple filling or apple crisp.

No heat required: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake


This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is super easy too, which is right up my alley. The full photo-tutorial shows you how easy it is. I think the most difficult thing is waiting the 8 hours for it to set in the fridge.

Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe


This Pistachio Cupcake is perfect for green holidays, pastel holidays, and whenever you’re feeling like a pistachio cupcake would hit the spot. Which around here might just be any day of the year.

Praline Cake Squares


This recipe for Praline Cake Squares is one I’ve had marked in my Aunt’s cookbook for a while now. I don’t have any idea where it came from, but sure wish I did because I’d send them a thank you note. Good? It was mighty good, with a light texture, the perfect amount of sweetness, and a delicious praline type topping. This recipe is on my keeper list for sure. Let me put it this way, if I had a restaurant, Praline Cake Squares would be on the dessert menu.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


In case you missed it a few weeks back, this recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, in full photo tutorial form, was posted over at the Tasty Kitchen Blog. This is a cake that you need to plan ahead for, but this Chocolate Hazelnut Cake definitely deserves a place in your plans. Especially if you’re a chocolate fan, or have a chocolate fan to surprise.