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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

This sweet and chocolaty cupcake will make you feel like a kid again, while the decadent ganache frosting will appeal to your grown-up side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate with cream over low heat; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until mixture reaches spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 14 cupcakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 219 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

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ddmyers83
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Excellent!"

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Chef.renee
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"These were delicious and very rich and moist! Underbaked, they are like lava cakes. I used sprinkles and gel instead of frosting so they wouldn't melt."

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yuehching
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"Excellent chocolate cupcakes. There were light, fluffy and delicious. I even added mini chocolate chips to the batter to make a richer chocolate flavor. Everyone loved them. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing."

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mandapandapants
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"Very good recipe! I top them with a fluffy white frosting that contrasts with the dense, rich chocolate cake. Love them."

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dncegrl
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"I thought they were excellent, very moist, I didn't make the ganache but did a simple frosting recipe, but next time will probably do the ganache to add to the flavor."

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basketlorrie
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"I made them in the mini cupcake

papers, I think they were the perfect size since they were wonderfully rich. I made the ganache frosting it was wonderful and I was surprised that it spread so far."

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Nikircr
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"Yummmmm. These are delicious and very easy. I didn't make the ganache but rather a penuche frosting and it was awesome"

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