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Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting


  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional decorations: gumdrops, semisweet chocolate chips and regular or Dum Dums lollipops


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Place chocolate in a small bowl. Pour hot coffee over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool to lukewarm.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, egg and coffee mixture until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to coffee mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, place chocolate chips in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and corn syrup just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, covered, until completely cold.
  • 5. Beat chocolate mixture on medium speed just until fluffy (do not overbeat). Immediately spread over cupcakes. For monster eyes, trim both ends of each gumdrop. Attach a chocolate chip to one end; attach gumdrop to lollipop. Insert into cupcakes. Refrigerate cupcakes until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 308 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • CatMurphy
    Oct 16, 2014

    Wonderful moist cupcakes! I'll make this recipe again. Frosting was delicious and not super sweet.

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