OMG you guys, I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! It’s no surprise that I am obsessed with chocolate. I’m the kind of person that can never (ever) have enough chocolate, the more the better. The recipe I’m sharing with you today are my favorite chocolate cupcakes in the entire world with the BEST chocolate buttercream frosting and I know you will adore them! They are super moist, almost fudgey, have a perfect light crumb and are incredibly chocolatey. Ever have a cupcake and it just tastes blah, almost like fake chocolate flavor? I know you know what I’m talking about. I can usually tell if a cupcake isn’t good if the brown color is very light. Now, that’s just my opinion, but I love when my cupcakes come out of the oven nice and dark and you can just tell by the smell and appearance that they’re going to be amazing. Maybe I just have a sick cupcake/chocolate obsession (#weirdo), but it’s true. The cupcakes are seriously perfect. And the frosting.. don’t even get me started. I made the cupcakes 4 days ago and have kept them in a cupcake container with a lid snapped on to ensure they stay fresh and they are STILL just as amazing as the first day I made them! The cupcakes even get a deeper chocolate flavor and the frosting stays smooth and luscious and doesn’t get a hard crusty coating on the outside at all, not even a little bit!
These have been my go-to chocolate cupcakes for some time now and I have made them up-teenth times so I can for sure tell you they are fool/fail-proof. You can’t mess these up. I love dessert recipes that don’t use melted chocolate because, well, I’m just too lazy to melt the chocolate so I really amped up the cooca powder in these to make them extra chocolatey for you guys.
I may or may not have had one of these babies for breakfast. But, I’ll never admit it.
The frosting is literally to die for. It’s SO simple too with easy ingredients you probably have on hand. To me, it’s not like traditional buttercream, it’s more chocolate-y and fudgy than that. You can just sit there and eat it by the spoonful, it just melts in your mouth. Super smooth and velvety. It pipes beautifully onto cupcakes and you can use it for frosting anything! I love frosting cakes and brownies with it too.
These truly are the ultimate chocolate cupcakes. You’ll never need another chocolate cupcake OR chocolate buttercream recipe again!