Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese FrostingChocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting makes super moist and rich cupcakes with a creamy decadent cream cheese frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cream cheese frosting, cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 270 kcal
Author Erren


For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1 8-ounces package of cream cheese room temperature
  • ¾ cup butter room temperature
  • 3 ½ - 4 cups powdered/icing sugar sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces Dark chocolate chopped, melted and cooled


For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F/165C and line 24 muffin cups with cupcake liners.

  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and place into a large mixing bowl them mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, then add the sour cream, milk, coffee, oil and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the milk mixture all at once to the flour mixture and for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the batter into the cupcake cups, filling to about ¾ full.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to cool on a rack.

For the frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.

  2. Add the melted chocolate. Mix to combine
  3. Add 3 cups of the sugar and vanilla and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy (adding more of the sugar if necessary).
  4. Prepare a large piping bag with a large star tip. Spoon the frosting into the piping bag, and pipe spiral twists of frosting on to of each cupcake.
  5. Chill the cupcakes for at least an hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.