Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Beautifully soft, rich chocolate cupcakes with a rich chocolate frosting.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Frosting
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Emma Burton
  • For the Cupcakes;
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened (110g)
  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar (200g)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa (50g)
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water (250mL)
  • 1 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour (194g)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • For the Frosting;
  • 2 Cups Icing Sugar (250g)
  • 20 g Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa (25g)
  • 2 Tbsp. Cream or Milk
  1. For the Cupcakes;
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 12 piece muffin tray.

  3. Mix the cocoa and boiling water together until the cocoa has dissolved. Place in the fridge to cool.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder together.
  7. With the mixer on, add a 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Then add a 1/3 of the cocoa mixture. Continue alternating between the two, always beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in the vanilla extract. 

  8. Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin cases and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and the cupcakes are soft to the touch.
  9. Place them on a tray to cool completely.
  10. Chocolate Frosting;
  11. Beat the softened butter until creamy.
  12. Add cocoa and cream or milk and beat.
  13. Slowly add the icing sugar as the beaters are going. If the mixture is too stiff add a bit more cream until it is the right consistency.