Jul 242018

Chocolate Cupcakes With Decadent Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes With Decadent Chocolate Frosting


1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Fry’s)
1 cup boiling hot water
cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup fine white sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (we used milk chocolate chips and they w

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (1 square of baking chocolate is 1 oz)
2/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
cups sifted icing sugar (do NOT omit sifting!)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract



PREHEAT oven to 375 F

LINE 12 muffin cups with paper liners

MIX cocoa and hot water together in small bowl. Let stand or place in fridge for faster cooling

IN MEDIUM BOWL, combine flour, baking powder and salt

IN LARGE BOWL, beat butter and sugar with hand-mixer until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes medium speed)

ADD EGGS, mix and scrape down sides during mixing if required

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BLEND in vanilla extract

ADD flour mixture and blend until combined

ADD cooled cocoa/water mixture until blended and batter is smooth.

STIR in chocolate chips

FILL muffins cups 3/4 with batter

BAKE 18-20 minutes . Use toothpick in center of muffin to check for doneness

COOL on wire rack (should be ready for frosting in 1/2 hr)


MELT chocolate over double boiler and let cool

BEAT butter until smooth (1 -2 min) with hand-mixer

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ADD icing sugar and mix til combined

ADD vanilla extract and melted chocolate

BEAT 2-3 minutes medium speed

You can either spread icing with cake spatula, regular knife or pipe it for pretty swirls as I did. I used a wilton IM star tip for these.

These make incredibly moist and rich cupcakes. You will be hooked after the first bite!

See My Blog: Lemon Drop for pics too! **

Source: http://www.foodista.com/recipe/4TMZB2BT/chocolate-cupcakes-with-decadent-chocolate-frosting