Cupcakes & Muffins

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

 Double Chocolate Cupcakes – Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chips, and topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting!

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 These cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream. Chocolate cupcakes full of chocolate chips, and topped with chocolate buttercream. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Today, I bring you my Double Chocolate Cupcakes. The sour cream, vegetable oil, and brown sugar used here makes these cupcakes incredibly moist, and keeps them moist for days. And yet the cake flour makes these perfectly fluffy. A wonderful combination of textures!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Take my favourite cupcake recipe, and my favourite buttercream recipe, add a little cocoa powder, and you have yourself the BEST, most scrumptious chocolate cupcakes, in my opinion of course. 😉 But I’m sure you’ll agree with me when you try them!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Enjoy!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yields 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 cup cake flour* 100g
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 50g, I used Callebaut Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 90ml
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 120ml, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips 130g

For the Frosting

  • 4 cups icing/powdered sugar 500g
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 226g, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 50g, I used Callebaut Cocoa Powder
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handful of chocolate chips to garnish

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake cases, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla extract and vegetable oil, and whisk until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in the sour cream and chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake cases, filling only 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa powder, milk and vanilla until smooth, and spreadable. Add more milk if needed. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag, and frost the cooled cupcakes. You could also frost the cupcakes using a palette knife, like I have here. Garnish with chocolate chips.

Notes

*Make your own cake flour! Measure out 1 cup (125g) of plain/all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoon, and replace with 2 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch. Sift well.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Double Chocolate Cupcakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

32 Comments

  • Reply
    nicole
    June 14, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    You had me at double chocolate! Then you had me again at cupcake! 🙂
    These look so yummy and delicious — saving for later…thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! 🙂

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    Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    June 14, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    So much chocolate! I just can’t resist it!!! (I’ll be craving them all day after seeing your gorgeous pics!)

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks, Olivia!

  • Reply
    Mary
    June 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    These sound wonderful! (And I’m a big fan of Callebaut cocoa powder too!)

  • Reply
    Shinee
    June 14, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I absolutely love everything chocolate! Your cupcakes looks so fluffy and moist! Yummm!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks, Shinee!

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    June 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    omg.. these look DELICIOUS!!! I wish I had one right now! Chocolate is good.. double chocolate is THE BEST!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    June 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I’m craving some form of chocolate cake these days and these cupcakes are just perfect. Yum!!! Quick question. What’s the difference between having to beat the butter and sugar before hand vs not needing to do so like in this recipe?

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      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, AiPing! I don’t use butter in this recipe, so no creaming method is required. Usually you would cream the butter and sugar together to aerate the batter, creating light and fluffy cupcakes. Although I don’t use butter, my cupcakes are still very fluffy 🙂

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    Leslie
    June 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

    These look utterly amazing! I’d love the little crunch from the chocolate chip and the creaminess of the frosting. Superb!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, Leslie!

  • Reply
    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    June 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Love chocolate cupcakes! These look fantastic, Marsha! Love the addition of chocolate chips in the cupcakes. 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda {Striped Sptaula}
    June 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    You are speaking to my inner chocoholic with these cupcakes! Just gorgeous, and I love the chips on top!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Kushi
    June 15, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    They look so beautiful, moist and delicious. I want one right now 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

  • Reply
    grace
    June 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    a chocolate lover’s dream! very well-executed and beautifully decorated, marsha! 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    June 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This is most definitely a chocolate lover’s dream. I can confirm this! Lol. So much chocolate deliciousness from so many aspects. Love this! Pinning + sharing, of course! Have a great weekend, Marsha. 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! You too! 🙂

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    You can never go wrong with cupcakes, especially when they are DOUBLE chocolate! They look super moist and absolutely delicious! Cheers, Marsha!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    Puja Darshan
    June 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    My hubby and my daughter loves everything chocolate. They are going to love these cupcakes. Awesome Marsha. Pinning!!!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss
    June 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I wish I had two of these cupcakes right now – one for each hand 🙂 they look absolutely wonderful!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    June 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Double chocolate: are there any other two words that are so good together? These sound perfect for my serious chocolate addiction!

  • Reply
    Fatima Galban
    July 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Wau , se ven realmente apetitosos, Gracias por compartir!!

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