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Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Did somebody say Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes? You bet they did! And, from scratch? That’s right folks! Yummy, Yummy Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes are what’s on the menu today. This recipe has all the right chocolate bits to please your palate. Try this recipe and you can be the judge!

This recipe makes 12 Double Chocolate Fudge cupcakes and can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate a larger group. One bite is just enough to satisfy your chocolate craving.

Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcake

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Recipe by Madison Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

18

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup water, at room temperature

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

  • 16 ounces powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  • For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  • In a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together unsweetened chopped chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Allow to sit in saucepan while cupcakes are being made. Then, frost cupcakes when cooled. 
  • For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder together.
  • Next, in a large bowl, combine the salt, granulated sugar, water, melted butter, egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and Stir until combined with no lumps.
  • Pour cupcake batter into liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting with the Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Notes

  • Keep the saucepan heat low so that the chocolate does not tighten up and make the mixture grainy.

Let’s get started on making these Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. First, you’ll want to start by making the frosting. It’s easy! In a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the unsweetened chopped chocolate, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until everything is well combined. Be sure there are no lumps! You want a smooth chocolate fudge. 

After making the frosting, set it aside so you can make the chocolate cupcake batter. To make the batter, you will need 1 ⅓ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, 1 cup of room temperature water, ⅓ cup of melted unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

If you have never used sour cream in your baked goods, then you need to start now! It’s a known “secret” to many bakers. Sour cream helps baked goods to achieve moisture like no other. Its fat content adds creaminess to desserts. 

Preheat your oven to 350° F (180° C) and line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. Set that aside. Get all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl by sifting together the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Then, in a separate bowl, work on the wet ingredients. Mix together the salt, granulated sugar, water, melted butter, egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Stir until everything is well combined with no lumps. Pour the cupcake batter into liners and bake for 18-20 minutes. I have found 18 minutes to be the best baking time. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting with the Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Be sure to use a toothpick to check that the cupcakes are done baking in the center. As long as the toothpick comes out clean, you are good to go.  Oh! And, I also urge you to try one of these warm. Fresh out of the oven is the tastiest! Just be sure to let them cool down completely before you frost them. Just like a cake, if you frost these cupcakes while they are hot or warm, they will fall apart and the frosting will melt. I hope you enjoy these easy-to-make and even easier-to-devour Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. 

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