The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

2019-09-14

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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
INGREDIENTS

    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 (2)

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    Sandeepa Khanna 9/16/2019
    Reply

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

  • The Cooking Foodie 9/19/2019
    Reply

    About 1-2 teaspoons.

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