Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes were 1 of the kickoff recipes I became obsessed amongst perfecting.

To me, the ideal chocolate cupcake is moist amongst a deep chocolate flavor. The recipe also should create just 1 dozen cupcakes inwards a criterion muffin tin, no to a greater extent than too no less.

I worked hard, trying a one-half dozen dissimilar versions. My master copy recipe called for sour cream inwards the batter, which produced a rich too slightly denser cupcake. But 1 day, I tried substituting buttermilk too it has directly move my go-to.

These cupcakes are just rich enough. They�re nicely moist too a picayune lighter inwards texture than my sour cream version, withal sturdy plenty to concur a generous crown of whatsoever frosting y'all choose.

I�ve opted to exceed these cupcakes amongst a fudgy, night chocolate frosting. It�s a picayune thicker than classic buttercream cheers to lots of melted chocolate, but it has a deeper chocolate flavor.

To monastic state the lily, I similar to terminal the cupcakes amongst a shower of chocolate sprinkles on top�my favorite are Dutch night chocolate sprinkles, similar Deruyter brand. They genuinely gustation similar chocolate instead of wax! I discovery them at World Market, online, or fifty-fifty inwards the international aisle of unopen to grocery stores.

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 loving cup (4 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 loving cup (2 oz) Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 loving cup (4 oz) sugar
  • 3/4 loving cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 loving cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces night chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 loving cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 to two cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 4 to vi tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Special equipment:
  • 12-cup muffin tin 

1 Preheat the oven to 350�F. Line a muffin tin amongst 12 newspaper liners.

two Make the cake batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, too carbohydrate together. In a large liquid measure cup, whisk together the buttermilk, canola oil, eggs, too vanilla. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry out ingredients too whisk until just smoothen too combined.

ingredients for chocolate cupcakes

iii Bake the cupcakes: Divide the batter evenly betwixt the muffin cups (each loving cup volition last nearly full). Bake inwards the preheated oven for most 25 minutes, or until the tops of the cupcakes leap dorsum to the acquit upon too a toothpick inserted inwards the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the oven too cool completely on a rack earlier frosting.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes - filling the cupcake molds

four Melt the chocolate for the frosting: Place the chocolate for the frosting inwards a drinking glass measure loving cup too melt inwards the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring betwixt each, until completely smooth. Stir inwards the corn syrup.

Set aside to cool to room temperature (I unremarkably pour it into a wide, shallow bowl to speed upwardly cooling).

Double Chocolate Cupcakes - melted chocolate

five Make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand upwardly mixer, compaction the butter until soft. Add 1 1/2 cups of the powdered carbohydrate too cocoa powder. Beat until combined; it may last crumbly, but that�s okay. Beat inwards four tablespoons of the heavy cream too the tabular array salt too move along beating until the mixture smooths out.

Beat inwards the room temperature chocolate too corn syrup into the mixture until smoothen too incorporated. If needed, compaction inwards additional powdered carbohydrate and/or heavy cream to larn a smoothen too spreadable consistency that y'all like.

Spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes using an offset spatula or butter knife, or transfer to a piping handbag too pipe. Top amongst sprinkles if y'all want.

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