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 270kcal
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:

  • Preheat the oven to 325F/165C and line 24 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and place into a large mixing bowl them mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, then add the sour cream, milk, coffee, oil and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  • Add the milk mixture all at once to the flour mixture and for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into the cupcake cups, filling to about ¾ full.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to cool on a rack.

For the frosting:

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the melted chocolate. Mix to combine
  • Add 3 cups of the sugar and vanilla and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy (adding more of the sugar if necessary).
  • 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.
  • Chill the cupcakes for at least an hour before serving.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg