The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Die besten Schoko-Cupcakes

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.

Die besten Schoko-Cupcakes

Maybe that explains why I feel it is time for chocolate. After all the apricot turnovers and strawberry sponge roll all I wanted was: CHOCOLATE! So 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.

Die besten Schoko-CupcakesCredit:  Cupcakes from Sally’s baking addiction

The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

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

These moist chocolate cupcakes don't require a mixer and are prepared in a jiffy.

Ingredients

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

  • Cupcakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 grams of regular sugar
  • 50 grams of brown sugar
  • 75 grams of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 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
  • 120 grams of buttermilk

Instructions

1

For the chocolate ganache chop up the chocolate and put into a bowl. Bring heavy cream to a boil and pour over hot chocolate. Stir until completely melted. Chill at least for a few hours in the fridge or overnight.

2

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

3

Whisk the eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla in a large bowl together. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.And only whisk just a little. Add the buttermilk and only whisk until combined. Do not overmix. Bake for about 20minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.

4

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.

5

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.

Die besten Schoko-Cupcakes

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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.😂 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.

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    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 😮 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 😀

    • 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.

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

    Your cupcakes look delicious! I’m pinning this. 🙂 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 🙂

    • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙂

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

      My pleasure!

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