World's best chocolate cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes are adapted from a recipe from a very famous bakery. It's a bit more work than making them from a box, but totally worth it. The rich chocolate flavor of the cake makes them a treat even without frosting.

Servings: 24 cupcakes


Cost per serving $0.50 view details


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water and allow it to cool.
  4. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Add the vanilla to the buttermilk.
  5. Add the cooled, melted chocolate to the egg and butter mix. Then alternately mix in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk.
  6. Add cupcake papers into muffin tins and fill them slightly more than halfway with the batter. This should yield between 18-30 cupcakes depending on the size of your tins.
  7. Put in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. After they have cool, frost with butter cream and decorate as you wish.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 116g
Recipe makes 24 servings
Calories 517  
Calories from Fat 251 49%
Total Fat 28.49g 36%
Saturated Fat 15.69g 63%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 187mg 5%
Total Carbs 61.96g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 10%
Sugars 36.97g 25%
Protein 7.91g 13%



  • Kathleen
    April 28, 2010
    I haven't tried these yet but they look and sound amazing!
    • Foodessa
      May 19, 2010
      Not just BEST...but the WORLD's's a tall order. I'll certainly take your word for it.
      I am however a little concerned about the amount of butter used.
      Do you think the recipe would be incredibly altered if I substitute a part with grapeseed oil?
      Thanks for sharing a popular bakery secret ;o)
      Flavourful wishes, Claudia
      This is a variation


      • Carol
        June 21, 2016
        I need to know if the pastry flour is a whole wheat, or if you can also get it in white. Which did you use? Thank you!
        • ShaleeDP
          September 25, 2013
          I tried this and it went well :)))
          1 reply
          • Carol
            June 21, 2016
            the pastry it whole wheat or white flour? I want to make these....
          • ShaleeDP
            April 17, 2013
            Thanks for the cupcake recipe. I will add this to my 'to-do' baking stuff :)
            • teresa
              December 3, 2010
              Wow - I would love to try these but look at th calories!! Seriously! I would feel so guilty taking more than one bite . . .

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