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Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter (1 stick)
  • 2 ounces Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (not Dutch processed)
  • ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Buttermilk

Dark Chocolate Frosting

  • 2 ¾ cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, decoration
  1. Cupcakes: preheat the oven to 350F; line cupcake pan with liners, set aside
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in microwave; microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each time;
  3. In medium bowl, stir together cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined; set aside
  4. In large bowl whisk eggs, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together until smooth; add the cooled butter/chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth; add half of the flour mixture, then half of the buttermilk; repeat until everything is added; stir until just combined, don’t overmix; batter will be thick like pudding
  5. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter; bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean; allow to cool completely before frosting
  6. Frosting: sift together the confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder so there is no lumps; set aside
  7. With mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy, 2 minutes
  8. Gradually add the sifted sugar/cocoa powder mixture alternately with the heavy cream and vanilla; beat on low speed after each addition; once all is added, beat on high speed until creamy and combined for at least 2 minutes; add a pinch of salt if frosting is too sweet


A mixer is always handy when making cupcakes or frosting!

If you want to make your cupcakes look even fancier here are some decorating supplies!


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