Calling all chocolate lovers, these chocolate cupcakes are for you!
I made these chocolate cupcakes this weekend for my mom’s birthday. My mom is not a fan of anything vanilla, it’s all about chocolate for her. I’m not sure where I get my intense love of vanilla from, as it certainly would not be from her! So double chocolate cupcakes it was. This recipe is great as it makes 12 cupcakes. Most cupcake recipes make 24 cupcakes, which is great, but sometimes it’s just more than you need. In this case a recipe that makes one dozen cupcakes was perfect.
These are very simple and straight forward to make. No mixer needed for the cupcakes (one is helpful for the frosting), no complicated ingredients, almost as easy as opening up a box of cake mix. I made these using dark chocolate cocoa powder, but if dark chocolate is not your thing, you can always go with regular cocoa powder. There is also a small amount of coffee in the cake, but it does not leave a coffee flavor, it just gives the chocolate a bit more of a kick.
You can whip these chocolate cupcakes up in no time. The cake is a little denser than some cakes. Personally I prefer a dense cake, I’ve never been a fan of super airy cakes. I like some substance, something to sink my teeth into, something to hold up a generous helping of frosting on top. By no means do these cupcakes cross over anywhere near brownie consistency, they just are a tad more dense and fudgy than some cupcake recipes.
And the frosting, oh my, it’s amazing. So simple and so delicious. I used a combo of dark chocolate and regular cocoa for the frosting. Because the cupcakes were a dark chocolate, I wanted to lighten up the frosting just a bit, and going with half dark and half regular cocoa was perfect for that.
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