Recipe: Tim Tam Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

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This Tim Tam Chocolate Ganache Cupcake recipe post has been compensated by Cost Plus World Market and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #worldmarkettribe #AusOpen


If you’ve never tasted an Australian Tim Tam before, RUN to World Market and cross that off your bucket list right now! While you’re there, grab a few packages. You’ll thank me later and you can turn one of those packages into the most amazing Tim Tam cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. I qualify myself as an expert when it comes to having anything to do with cupcakes and this, my friends, is one amazing cupcake! What will you do with the other Tim Tam packages? Hoard them and eat them in secret, so your kids can’t find your stash. Of course. 

As I mentioned before, Australia is home of the Tim Tam. Having played tennis when I was younger, I can’t help but get excited to watch The Australian Open later this month. I’ve thought about getting back into tennis and introducing my children to the sport, this might just be the perfect jumpstart. It’s such a great workout and a lot of fun to watch, definitely tune in if you get the chance! Make a batch of Tim Tam cupcakes, grab a few party supplies and snacks at Cost Plus World Market for an at home viewing party. 


1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
6 Tim Tams (cut in half)


11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream


6 Tim Tams (cut in half)
12 green gum balls


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar and salt). In a separate mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients (vegetable oil, vanilla extract, buttermilk and egg). Mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until smooth.

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Step 2: Place cupcake liners inside the muffin tin and fill the liners halfway. Place half a Tim Tam in each liner. 

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Step 3: Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven). Don’t forget to set a cute kitchen timer from Cost Plus World Market! Allow to completely cool. 

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Step 4: As the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the chocolate ganache frosting. Over medium-high heat, bring the chocolate chips and heavy cream to a slight boil. Constantly stir and remove from heat immediately once it reaches a boil. Place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill. Once chilled and thickened, mix with a hand mixer or stand for 2 minutes on high. Place in a piping bag with a large star tip and frost the cupcakes. 

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Step 5: Add half of a Tim Tam to each cupcake and top with a green gum ball, to look like a tennis ball. Enjoy! 

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Watch the Australian Open on the Tennis Channel January 16 through January 29, 2017. Enter The Australian Open Sweepstakes, hosted by Cost Plus World Market, for a chance to win this Grand Prize Package:

  • A Trip for 2 to Australia to attend the 2018 Australian Open
  • City Excursions, Dining and More
  • $1,000 World Market Gift Card

Plus, THREE first prizes: $500 World Market Gift Cards

Enter online at Sweepstakes ends 1/29/17. 




Tennis Gum Balls | Mixing Bowl | Tim Tam Cookies | Cake Stand | Measuring Cups | Vanilla Extract | Spatula | Muffin Tin | Measuring Spoons | Kitchen Timer | Milk Chocolate Chips 

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.