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Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes… that doesn’t sound like a terrible way to die. I mean, I can think of much much worse, can’t you?

Some people say that “chocolate will be the death of me” like it’s a bad thing.

I mean, I get it. Too much chocolate can cause all sorts of problems but it can also cause a lot of good.

Think about it, have you truly ever been unhappy while eating chocolate? I think not.

For me, chocolate is one of those staples in my home. I know I will need it from time to time during certain times of the month or just in stressful moments.

Chocolate is there for me like nothing else! HA!

Which brings me to these chocolate cupcakes…

Here is what you’ll need to make Death By Chocolate Cupcakes:

For Cupcake Base:

For Frosting:

Topping:

How To Make Death By Chocolate Cupcakes:

For The Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350°. Using a 24-cup muffin pan, fill each cup with a cupcake paper.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.

In a large bowl, cream sugar, oil, and egg.

Next, add vanilla extract.

On a low speed, alternate blending in dry mixture, and milk.

Hand stir-in chocolate chips.

Fill each muffin cup with cupcake base until about 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about five minutes, then use a butter knife to work the cupcake away from the edges of the tin.

For Frosting:

In a medium bowl, cream butter until it is soft and fluffy.

Gradually blend in sugar and cocoa powder.

Add milk one tablespoon at a time until right consistency is reached.

Finish with a pinch of salt (salt will bring out the sweetness of the chocolate).

Separate frosting into two bowls and add the blueberries to only one of the bowls, hand-stir in until well blended.

To Decorate:

Swirl the frosting thickly onto each cupcake. Place the pearls in a strand along one of the valleys of that swirl from almost the top of the cupcake to the base, so that there is just one elegant strand of pearls standing out in stark contrast to the very dark chocolate cupcake and icing.

Serve and Enjoy!

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • For Cupcake Base:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Cupcake liners
  • For Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  • Topping:
  • Candy Pearls

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Using a 24-cup muffin pan, fill each cup with a cupcake paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream sugar, oil, and egg.
  4. Next, add vanilla extract.
  5. On a low speed, alternate blending in dry mixture, and milk.
  6. Hand stir-in chocolate chips.
  7. Fill each muffin cup with cupcake base until about 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about five minutes, then use a butter knife to work the cupcake away from the edges of the tin.
  8. For Frosting:
  9. In a medium bowl, cream butter until it is soft and fluffy.
  10. Gradually blend in sugar and cocoa powder.
  11. Add milk one tablespoon at a time until right consistency is reached.
  12. Finish with a pinch of salt (salt will bring out the sweetness of the chocolate).
  13. Separate frosting into two bowls and add the blueberries to only one of the bowls, hand-stir in until well blended.
  14. To Decorate:
  15. Swirl the frosting thickly onto each cupcake. Place the pearls in a strand along one of the valleys of that swirl from almost the top of the cupcake to the base, so that there is just one elegant strand of pearls standing out in stark contrast to the very dark chocolate cupcake and icing.
  16. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
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