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The BEST dark chocolate cupcake recipe! It's over-the-top delicious and can be made with gluten-free or all purpose flour. Top with whipped cream or your favorite frosting. | www.grownupdish.com

The BEST Dark Chocolate Cupcakes


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x

Description

The BEST dark chocolate cupcake recipe! It’s over-the-top delicious and can be made with gluten-free or all purpose flour. Top with whipped cream or your favorite frosting.


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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces room temperature butter
  • 2 ounces chopped chocolate (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose or cup for cup gluten-free flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a standard cupcake pan with cooking spray, or use cupcake liners.
  3. Combine butter, chocolate and cocoa in a heatproof bowl (stainless steel or glass). Place over a double boiler (aka saucepan filled with simmering water) and whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is creamy and fully combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until fluffy.
  6. Slowly add in the melted chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.
  7. Add sour cream and mix until smooth.
  8. Add the flour mixture and gently combine. Do not overmix! 
  9. Portion into a cupcake pan. (A cookie scoop comes in handy for this task.)
  10. Bake 15-18 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Notes

  • If you’re not gluten-free, you can use all purpose flour and they will still turn out perfectly.
  • I used a 68% dark chocolate, but you could easily use a darker or a semi-sweet chocolate depending on your taste preferences.
  • Category: recipe
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cupcake, gluten-free, baking, cake, chocolate, chocolate cupcake, dark chocolate, chocolate cake