Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

25 Feb

I decided to post a pretty basic recipe for simple, chocolate cupcakes considering that most of my recipes are more complex in flavour and sometimes time consuming. Not these beauties! The cake is moist and almost fudgey, and the frosting is buttery and just what you need when a chocolate craving strikes.

Chocolate on chocolate...on chocolate

I kinda just winged this recipe, so if proportions seem off, just trust that it works out. The taste is proof, amiright??

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or 2 tbsp canola oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard 12-cake cupcake tin.

deep, dark cupcakes

together dry ingredients and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Add to dry ingredients and beat thoroughly until smooth and well-combined. Pour batter into cupcake compartments, until almost full.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes on a cooling rack, then fifteen more in the fridge.

While cups are baking and cooling, make frosting. Beat frosting until fluffy. Then add rest of ingredients and beat until a thick yet fluffy frosting is formed. If milk is needed, add in small amounts.

Frost cupcakes in any fashion you wish, and garnish with chocolate bar pieces!

Happy munching!


Now off for some drunk bowling


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