Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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recipe by The Kitchen Paper https://thekitchenpaper.com/

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based on 2 ratings

These are dense, chocolatey, and more cake-like than any flourless dessert I’ve ever made. They were fabulous! Throw on some frosting, and you have a pretty darn delicious dessert. If you’re dairy free too, just substitute your butter replacement and it should work just fine!

Inspired by: http://thekitchenpaper.com/flourless-chocolate-cupcakes-with-chocolate-cream-cheese-frosting/

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    about ½ cup (115g)
  • Egg icon
    3 (150g)
  • Semisweet chocolate icon
    Semisweet chocolate
    ½ cup
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    about ¾ cup (128g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    about ¾ cup (67g)
  • Coffee powder icon
    Coffee powder
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    ½ cup
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    about ¼ cup (58g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    3 tbsp (16g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    1.25 cups (153g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)


  • kCook icon Stand Mixer
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  • kCook icon Cooling rack
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  • kCook icon Mini muffin pan - 12-hole
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  2. Add semisweet chocolate and unsalted butter to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Heat in microwave until completely melted
  4. Whisk together until blended
  5. Add brown sugar, salt and egg to the large mixing bowl
  6. Whisk in until smooth
  7. Add cocoa powder and coffee powder to the large mixing bowl
  8. Mix until combined
  9. Prepare a clean mini muffin pan with paper muffin cups
  10. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to mini muffin pan
  11. Bake until just set - 15 min, 190°C
  12. Transfer onto cooling rack until completely cool
  13. Add cream cheese and unsalted butter to a clean stand mixer bowl
  14. Mix until light and fluffy
  15. Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the stand mixer bowl
  16. Mix until smooth
  17. Frost with piping bag
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