Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    55mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    24
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    270
based on 3 ratings

Dark chocolate cupcakes with a classic chocolate buttercream frosting.

recipe updated Sep 10, 2018

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    210g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    400g
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    200g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    8g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    3g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    120g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    100g
  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk
    250ml
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    10ml
  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee
    200g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    300g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    100g
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    32ml
  • Chocolate 50% icon
    Chocolate 50%
    100g
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Muffin pan - 12-hole
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium glass bowl
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat
  2. Line 2 muffin pans
  3. Get a clean medium bowl
  4. Add all purpose flour
  5. Add granulated sugar
  6. Add cocoa powder
  7. Add baking soda
  8. Add salt
  9. Whisk together
  10. Get a clean small glass bowl
  11. Add unsalted butter
  12. Melt in microwave and set aside
  13. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  14. Add egg
  15. Add buttermilk
  16. Add vanilla extract
  17. Mix briefly
  18. Transfer butter to batter
  19. Mix until well combined
  20. Transfer dry ingredients to batter gradually while mixing
  21. Get a clean small bowl
  22. Add hot coffee
  23. Transfer liquid to batter and mix
  24. Transfer batter to 2 muffin pans
  25. Bake for 24min on middle rack until springy to touch and skewer tests clean
  26. Let cool on round wire rack until completely cool
  27. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  28. Add powdered sugar
  29. Add softened unsalted butter
  30. Add cocoa powder
  31. Cream together
  32. Add milk bit by bit and mix
  33. Get a clean medium glass bowl
  34. Add chocolate 50%
  35. Melt in double boiler
  36. Add chocolate mixture to frosting gradually and continue mixing
  37. Beat for 5min until fluffy
  38. Frost cupcakes
  39. Decorate with flaked dark chocolate
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