Famous Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

3 3 2
Publisher Photo

Famous Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Read Reviews
3 3 2
Publisher Photo
We could tell you this is the best chocolate cupcake you will ever try, or you could serve it at your next holiday event and see for yourself. With its tender texture and perfect, intentional chocolate flavor, it's a classic dessert for casual and elegant affairs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate,chopped
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups

Directions

In a small bowl, combine chocolate and hot water. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Whisk buttermilk into chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full.
Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, combine the peanut butter, butter and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.
Originally published as Famous Chocolate Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p65

Nutritional Facts

1 frosted cupcake: 332 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate,chopped
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups
  1. In a small bowl, combine chocolate and hot water. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Whisk buttermilk into chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For frosting, combine the peanut butter, butter and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.
Originally published as Famous Chocolate Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p65

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forFamous Chocolate Cupcakes

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Sort By :

Average Rating
MY REVIEW
sudiiptaa User ID: 7279722 198261
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Really nice and tasty too..."

MY REVIEW
JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 213041
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"The frosting did not spread as easily as I expected even though I followed the instructions."

MY REVIEW
[email protected] User ID: 6825484 151779
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I think Taste of Home meant "intensely", not intentionally chocolate."

Loading Image