It's a Chocolate Kinda Day: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Buttercream

If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you have seen the recent cake/cupcake baking spree I went on. Luckily for my bum.... they were not for me. My husband's Aunt Debbie turned 60 this weekend. Her son and daughter threw a surprise party for her up in VT... I was on cake duty!

This Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream was one of 3 types of cupcakes I made for the party as well as a small cake.... those recipes will be up soon I promise!

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream

For the Cupcakes:

I used THIS recipe from a previous cake post. Divide batter into cupcake liners (mine made 18...) bake for 15-20 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean. Cool then frost.

For the Frosting:

1 cup room temperature butter
1 oz melted quality dark chocolate ( you can also use semi-sweet or milk chocolate) cooled just slightly
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs of instant coffee granules
4 cups powdered sugar (maybe more maybe less)
About 1/4 a cup of heavy cream (maybe more maybe less)

Start by creaming the butter in your electric mixer.Whip on high, add in vanilla, salt, instant coffee, and cream.

Pour in slightly cooled chocolate (you don't want it to MELT the butter.

Slowly add in sugar 1 cup at a time, if it seems to thick add in a tad more heavy cream until you reach the consistency you want.

Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.



  1. These look amazing! I love that there is coffee in the frosting!

  2. I am all about a yummy mocha cupcake!!! I want to reach into my screen and grab that one staring at me. Sounds like we both had a crazy cupcake weekend:-) Can't wait to see what all you made!!!!

  3. Oh gosh that looks amazing. Love that frosting!!!

  4. Holy chocolate! This looks like my kind of cupcake!

  5. Dark chocolate topped with dark chocolate?!?! Yes, please!

  6. Your picture is so mesmerizing and real looking I reached for the cupcake and banged my knuckles on the screen!! Yummza!
    Love your blog too :)

  7. These are gorgeous cupcakes, Carrie. I need one right now!

  8. Oh yes, these cupcakes look good, too bad its 3PM on a Tuesday and I can't just leave the office to go home and bake them!

  9. Woah! That's looks like an outstanding cupcake Carrie! It surely now feels like Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Buttercream kind of day! :)