Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes are super easy to make and they act as a solid base for any type of frosting. These cupcakes are moist, flavorful and chocolatey, making them the best easy dessert for any occasion!
I had a stretch in the kitchen earlier this week that can only be described as a delicious lesson. It took me five batches to discover the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe. My trial and error eliminates hassle for you, friends, because you have just found the most flavorful, moist, chocolatey, perfect cupcake recipe on the planet. It acts as a solid base for any type of frosting, making it a great dessert choice for any type of gathering.
Tips about how to make perfect chocolate cupcakes
Using buttermilk for this recipe is key! If you replace it with another wet ingredient such as milk or cream, your cupcakes may need to be transformed into Cupcake Truffles. Make sure the buttermilk is at room temperature before adding it to the batter and give it a vigorous shake just before adding it to the batter.
Filling the cupcake liners much more than halfway full will result in cupcake disaster. A lot of cupcake recipes work well with nearly full liners, but not this one.
Baking these cupcakes for 20 minutes resulted in perfection in my oven, but test using the toothpick method starting at the 18-minute mark.
Using coffee in the recipe adds a richness to the chocolate flavor that you wouldn’t be able to achieve by using water. The cupcakes will not taste at all like coffee, I promise.
Frosting recipes for chocolate cupcakes
I told you in my previous post how in love I am with the Chocolate Ganache Frosting that made its debut in my life this week. It is straight from heaven and when smeared on top of these perfect cupcakes....OMG! Have you ever taken a bite of something that tasted so insanely delicious that you couldn't speak? THIS is that something for me. The following types of frosting would also taste amazing atop a perfect chocolate cupcake:
Watch this helpful video about how to make easy and delicious chocolate ganache!
What is the difference between Ganache and Ganache Frosting?
Ganache and Ganache Frosting are made with the same ingredients, but using different ratios of cream to chocolate. Ganache usually refers to a glaze that is drizzled over baked goods and ganache frosting refers to a spreadable frosting or filling for baking goods. Allowing ganache to cool in the fridge will make it thicker (much like the frosting), but it also causes it to lose its “drippy” quality that ganache is known for.
These Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes are EASY to prepare, making them an ideal party or any-occasion dessert. You will knock people's socks off with these, I promise!