Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Frosting Recipe

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How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Frosting

The all-time favorite chocolate cupcakes made creamier and tastier with a rich chocolate cream frosting. Ready to be served in less than an hour.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupcocoa powder
  • ½tspBaking Soda
  • ½cupboiling water
  • ¼cupbutter,melted
  • tbspvegetable,or canola oil
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar,plus 2 tablespoons
  • ¾tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1large egg
  • 1large egg yolk
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • ¾cupall-purpose flour,plus 2 tablespoons

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½cupsalted butter,firm but not cold
  • 6ozcream cheese,cold
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • tbspcocoa powder
  • 3⅓cupspowdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large heat proof mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and baking soda.

  2. Carefully pour in boiling water and whisk until bubbling subsides and the mixture is well blended then allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on low speed, blend together melted butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt until well combined for about 30 seconds.

  4. Stir in egg and egg yolk, mixing just until combined after each addition. Blend in the lukewarm cocoa mixture then blend in heavy cream.

  5. Slowly mix in flour and blend until combined, while scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl.

  6. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean for about 19 to 21 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together butter and cream cheese until fluffy for about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in vanilla. Sift cocoa powder into the mixture then blend until combine. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy.


  • Calories: 394.43kcal
  • Fat: 19.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.77g
  • Fiber: 1.56g
  • Sugar: 45.84g
  • Protein: 3.35g
  • Cholesterol: 83.76mg
  • Sodium: 225.12mg
  • Calcium: 31.48mg
  • Potassium: 99.98mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 184.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.15mg
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