Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

3 Jan 2017

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Deliciously moist chocolate cupcakes topped with rich chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

New year, new you. ...And yet I am still making desserts packed with sugar. What is wrong with me??

To be fair, I am still on holiday. My first day of school isn't until the 9th, and PLUS there is orthodox Christmas that I need to consider. So I will start my new year of eating healthier after those festivities.

I mean.. I can always hope I will follow through on my goals. In the meantime, CUPCAKES!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

I always think long and hard when making cupcake. What base should I have? What flavour frosting should I have? And even though I am a chocoholic, I have never thought to top chocolate with chocolate.

Even though that is one of the most basic of basic cupcakes.

Yeah. Great creative start to the New Year.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

But you can't beat a classic, am I right? These cupcakes are so moist with the perfect amount of sweetness inthe frosting. And it is peanut free, which means they are safe to take to school, work, the subway.. wherever you end up going this week.

So let's see how many desserts I can make before my holiday is over. Then you will be seeing a lot more health conscious foods.

That is, until February rolls around. I have no self control when it comes to desserts...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the sugar and the egg. Add in the vanilla, milk and butter until fully combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
  4. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Frosting: In a medium bowl, mix together the frosting ingredients until smooth. Pipe the frosting on top of cooled cupcakes.

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  1. Am I glad I did not make any resolutions, so I can eat whatever I like including these chocolate cupcakes! Yessss!!!

  2. I thought about trying to cut down on sugar with the new year, but nope. I don't really want to. And these cupcakes are confirming that I made the right decision!


  3. Hi Cathleen,
    A lovely way to kick start a new year with these yummy chocolatey fudgy cupcakes !

  4. This frosting looks so rich and wonderful. As a chocolate lover it doesn't get much better than a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting.

  5. I think you mean what's RIGHT with you! Bring on the cupcakes!

  6. Oh those look and sound so good! I have to try these with the coconut milk! We love the cupcakes that are moist!

  7. You can never have too much chocolate.


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