The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake

I feel it is time for some chocolate. Maybe it’s because I didn’t eat chocolate for three weeks. I wanted to look pretty for my birthday. So I restricted myself to eating relatively healthy, no sweets and no chocolate. That was really hard for me. Three weeks without chocolate? As a chocoholic I am proud to say that I managed. I was allowed to drink one small cup of cocoa per day, but that was about it. I know that a lot of people say they don’t crave chocolate in summer. I am definitely not one of them. I can have chocolate day in and day out. Summer or winter. If there is chocolate, you will find Jenny around.

Maybe that explains why I feel it is time for chocolate. After all the apricots and strawberries all I wanted was: CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate CupcakeSo I looked around. And stumbled across these beauties. These are my new favorite cupcakes with a super moist chocolate base and chocolate ganache as my new favorite frosting. Chcocolate heaven, if you will. Without further ado, welcome to chocolate heaven.

Chocolate Cupcake

Credit cupcakes: Sally’s baking addiction

The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Print Recipe
Serves: 12 regular cupcakes Cooking Time: 25min preparation + 20min baking

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 200 grams of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 200 grams/milliliters of heavy cream

  • Cupcakes
  • 95 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 35 grams of unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, size L at room temperature
  • 50 grams of regular sugar
  • 50 grams of brown sugar
  • 80 milliliters of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 120 milliliters of buttermilk

Instructions

1

For the chocolate ganache chop up the chocolate and put into a container.

2

Bring heavy cream to a boil and pour over hot chocolate. Stir until completely melted.

3

Chill at least for a few hours in the fridge or overnight.

4

For the cupcakes preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.

5

Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

6

Whisk the eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla in a smaller bowl together.

7

Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then half of the buttermilk, then repeat. DonÔÇÖt overmix.

8

Fill halfway (you may have enough batter for one or two more cupcakes) and bake for about 20minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.

9

Take out the chilled chocolate ganache and mix with a mixer for a few minutes like you would to get whipping cream. Whip until desired constistency is reached.

10

Pipe onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with additional chocolate if desired.

Notes

The cupcakes can be made a day in advance. Keep cool in an airtight container. Ideally the cupcakes should be frosted shortly before serving. Once frosted they keep for a few days if chilled.

I am taking this chocolate cupcake also to Fiesta Friday, which is a link party for food bloggers.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 04:30 PM

    I understand what you mean. I could finish a large bar of chocolate in a day, maybe in minutes.­čśé I used to eat chocolate everyday, anytime of the day. But I need to do the Whole30, so need to stay out of it for a while. I bet these cupcakes are super delicious! And happy (advance or belated?) birthday. Thanks for bringing these at this week’s Fiesta Friday party.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday August 11th, 2017 at 04:49 PM

      Hi Jhuls, I did google what that was about and I admire you for your willpower! Hope you are allowed cheat days.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 07:11 PM

    Yumm these chocolate beauties look so good, Jenny! I admire you for saying no to chocolate for 3 weeks ­čś« I just ate a little piece of chocolate… I’m like you. Chocoholic to the bone xD Does it really help to make you look pretty? Happy Fiesta!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday August 11th, 2017 at 07:56 PM

      Well, my belts and pants fit better so yes, it did work. But I don’t believe in diets, I think we should eat everything in moderation. That’s why I usually only post one recipe per week, too many sweets is no good.

  • Reply
    TurksWhoEat
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 08:48 PM

    No chocolate for three weeks sounds VERY challenging! I love the frosting to cake ratio on these ­čśÇ

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday August 11th, 2017 at 09:17 PM

      Thanks. It definitely was challenging, but my cheat was the daily cup of cocoa, which was only lightly sweetened.

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Because Food Is Love
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Your cupcakes look delicious! I’m pinning this. ­čÖé I haven’t made chocolate cake in forever, now you have me craving some. I love a good ganache! This was my first time checking out your website, I really like it. So many of your desserts look so tasty, and so pretty! Makes me want to bake more ­čÖé

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday August 11th, 2017 at 11:45 PM

      Awww, thanks for saying that, Jennifer!

  • Reply
    Mikaela
    Saturday August 12th, 2017 at 05:32 PM

    Three weeks without chocolate? I’m lucky if I can go three days! These cupcakes do look like chocolate heaven.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Saturday August 12th, 2017 at 05:56 PM

      As stated, I cheated, I had a bit of cocoa milk every day. Not sweetened a lot, but at least a little cup to get me through ­čÖé

  • Reply
    Petra
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 11:20 PM

    That is a wonderfully chocolaty cupcake! I see what you mean, yum! Perfect for sharing and thank you for bringing them to Fiesta Friday ­čÖé

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 07:00 AM

      My pleasure!

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