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The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

2019-09-14
4 Stars (139 Voters)
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Learn how to make the best chocolate cupcakes – super moist, fluffy and chocolaty cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. This recipe is very easy and better than any store bought cake mix.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
40 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (125g) All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup (200g) Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (40g) Cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups (220g) Powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a large bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar, stir and set aside.

3. In a separate bowl whisk all wet ingredients.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk just until combined. don’t overmix.

5. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

6. Make the buttercream: In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add cocoa powder and. beat until combined. Beat in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating in between. Add vanilla extract, heavy cream and beat until incorporated. Transfer to a piping bag, pipe onto the cupcakes.

7. Sprinkle some chocolate sprinkles.

COMMENTS (28)
  • S
    Sandeepa Khanna
    9/16/2019

    Receipe says 1/2 coffee. So its how many teaspoons of coffee added to water. Thanks

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    The Cooking Foodie
    9/19/2019

    About 1-2 teaspoons.

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    Sheri
    9/30/2020

    I made a cup of coffee and then measured 1/2 cup for the recipe. I made a 9x13 cake instead of cupcakes and it’s so delicious and moist!

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  • S
    Sandy Oneill
    1/17/2020

    I love choclate. Am excited to try this as it sounds heavenly

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    zalikha ahmed :)
    10/1/2021

    me too but i am make this cuz i am going somewhere do you think chocolate is best choices or vanilla

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    zalikha ahmed :)
    10/1/2021

    me too but i am make this cuz i am going somewhere do you think chocolate is best choices or vanilla

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  • B
    Brooke
    3/3/2020

    Hi, so will adding coffee cause the cupcakes to have a bitter or coffee-like taste? Or do you not taste any of the coffee? Is there any difference when you don't add the coffee?

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  • E
    Elena
    8/1/2020

    In my experience the coffee helps tone down the sweetness of the cupcakes so it isn't overpowering. You can't actually taste it, nor are they bitter.

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  • D
    Denise
    8/11/2020

    coffee enhances the chocolate. I always add to brownies instead of water.

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    an
    4/2/2021

    Coffee is usually added to enhance the chocolate flavor like salt for sugar

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  • S
    Shaki
    8/17/2020

    Dutch process cocoa powder or natural unsweetened cocoa powder for both cream and batter?

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  • U
    Ulf
    10/6/2020

    is there any substitute for heavy cream.... its not readily available in my place and homemade is too much task for one 😫

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    littos06
    8/9/2023

    Yes,use coconut cream,works great. Thick Greek yogurt also works well.

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  • V
    Vaishnavi
    3/4/2021

    Super and wonderful

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    Vaishnavi
    3/4/2021

    Thanku for the delicious movement

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  • V
    Vaishnavi
    3/4/2021

    Thanku for the delicious movement

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  • G
    Goodnews
    3/10/2021

    I really love this, because it is well explanatory.

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  • U
    Unknown User 666
    3/16/2021

    Thx so much I loved it 🥰😉

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  • A
    AnneL
    4/10/2021

    I love'd this. Thank you very much

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  • N
    Nazrat
    5/18/2021

    I tried this recipe and woah, a huge success! I just skipped the buttercream frosting as I am not so good at it but I used normal whipped cream instead and it was nothing less than any store-bought cupcake. All of my family members were like "No way you made it, Don't lie, it's store-bought, What! That's crazy and heavenly good!"Thank you so much for this!

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    Jassica
    6/13/2021

    Hi chef...can i use brown sugar instead of normal sugar

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    The Cooking Foodie
    7/23/2021

    Yes, you can

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  • J
    Jassica
    6/13/2021

    Wanna clarify whether the temperature and time are same if i bake in the air fryer

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  • E
    Ed
    7/16/2021

    Is the added coffee hot or at room temperature ?

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    The Cooking Foodie
    7/23/2021

    Warm coffee

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    ara
    10/16/2021

    i think because of the coffee the consistency of mine became super liquidy

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  • S
    Soraya
    5/22/2023

    How many millilitres is half a cup?

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  • S
    Sejal Shah
    1/6/2024

    For the chocolate cupcakes, how much batter goes into a standard size cupcake liner? Is it 1/3 cup each? Thanks!

    Reply
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