Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Welcome back to the blog, dear readers! Today, I’m excited to share a delightful recipe for Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. These cupcakes are rich, moist, and topped with a creamy frosting that has a delightful crunch from chocolate cookie crumbs. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 🧈
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 🍚
  • 1 large egg πŸ₯š
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 🍦
  • 1/4 tsp salt πŸ§‚
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda πŸ₯„
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 🍫
  • 1/4 cup milk πŸ₯›
  • 1 oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate 🍫
  • 1/4 cup sour cream πŸ₯„
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 🌾

Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened πŸ§€
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 🧈
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 🍦
  • 4 cups powdered sugar 🍚
  • 1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs πŸͺ
  • 8 whole cookies, for topping πŸͺ

Equipment Needed

  • Standard Cupcake Pan
  • Stand Mixer
  • Piping Bag
  • Jumbo Piping Tips

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare Your Oven and Cupcake Pan

Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Line a standard cupcake pan with 8 paper liners. This will ensure your cupcakes bake evenly and are easy to remove.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

In a glass measuring cup, heat the milk until steaming. Add 1 oz of chocolate to the warm milk, stirring until melted. Set this mixture aside to cool slightly.

Step 3: Cream the Butter and Sugar

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This process incorporates air into the batter, giving your cupcakes a tender crumb.

Step 4: Add Wet and Dry Ingredients

Mix in the egg and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Next, add the salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined. Then, fold in the sour cream and the warm milk-chocolate mixture.

Step 5: Fill the Cupcake Liners

Using a large cookie scoop, divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners. This ensures each cupcake is the same size and bakes uniformly.

Step 6: Bake the Cupcakes

Bake in your preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for several minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7: Prepare the Frosting

Once the cupcakes are completely cool, it’s time to prepare the frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla extract, then gradually mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Finally, stir in the chocolate cookie crumbs by hand.

Step 8: Frost the Cupcakes

Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with your desired tip. Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake, and immediately top each one with a whole cookie for a fun and decorative finish.

Step 9: Storage

These cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator. Bring them to room temperature before serving to enjoy their full flavor and texture.

Enjoy Your Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes!

I hope you enjoy making and devouring these scrumptious chocolate cupcakes as much as I did. They’re perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to casual get-togethers. Don’t forget to share your baking adventures and tag me in your photos! Happy baking!

Stay sweet,

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Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes


  • Author: Dulcia

Ingredients

Scale

Cupcakes:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 🧈
1/2 cup granulated sugar 🍚
1 large egg πŸ₯š
1 tsp vanilla extract 🍦
1/4 tsp salt πŸ§‚
1/2 tsp baking soda πŸ₯„
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 🍫
1/4 cup milk πŸ₯›
1 oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate 🍫
1/4 cup sour cream πŸ₯„
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 🌾
Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened πŸ§€
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 🧈
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 🍦
4 cups powdered sugar 🍚
1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs πŸͺ
8 whole cookies, for topping πŸͺ
Equipment
Standard Cupcake Pan
Stand Mixer
Piping Bag
Jumbo Piping Tips


Instructions

1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Line a regular cupcake pan with 8 paper liners. πŸ”₯

2️⃣ In a glass measuring cup, heat the milk until steaming. Add 1 oz chocolate to the warm milk, stirring until melted. Set aside. 🍫

3️⃣ In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. 🍦

4️⃣ Mix in salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder, followed by flour. Mix in sour cream, then the warm milk mixture. Mix until just combined and no streaks remain. πŸ₯„

5️⃣ Divide the mixture between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. 🧁

6️⃣ Cool in the pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 🌬️

7️⃣ When cupcakes are cool, prepare the frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Finally, stir in cookie crumbs by hand, mixing until just combined. πŸ₯

8️⃣ Transfer the frosting to a large piping bag fitted with the desired tip. Frost cupcakes and immediately top off with a cookie. πŸͺ

❄️ Cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature prior to serving. 🌑️

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