Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

Welcome! This the first recipe I am sharing and I am excited for you to try it out. Everyone needs a simple, delicious, foolproof chocolate cupcake recipe, and this is mine. I use cocoa powered and baking chocolate to get that super rich chocolaty flavor.

Just a note: make sure you remember to add the coffee-chocolate mixture when you mix the batter. In all honesty I completely forgot to add it in last time I made these. If this does happen, you can make a simple chocolate ganache with semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream and fill the cupcakes with them to add back in that richness.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and you can pair it with a basic buttercream, top it with a ganache, or whatever you are feeling. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you even if you choose to just grab some store-bought chocolate frosting, sometimes thats all you have time for and that’s okay!

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this recipe. Make sure to leave a comment and let me know how they turned out!

Yield: 18 Cupcakes Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ⅓  cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup  cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat to 350F, and add papers to a cupcake tin
  2. Place the chocolate in a large bowl and pour the hot coffee over the chocolate while you whisk until melted – move to fridge to cool
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in stand mixer
  4. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and canola oil into the chocolate coffee mixture and whisk together
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Note: don’t forget the cooled chocolate/coffee mixture!
  6. Beat until smooth
  7. Distribute batter evenly into the cupcake papers, filling each one about 3/4 of the way
  8. Bake for about 15 -20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool before frosting

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