Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade chocolate cupcakes, topped off with silky chocolate cream cheese frosting! Rich and dreamy cupcakes, perfect for any chocolate fan!

Moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We had a pretty ridiculous weekend. I hope to never relive. A scary pup injury topped the list. Thankfully she’s going to be just fine, but oh…what I’d give to go back in time and make it all never happen! I’m sure we all have those moments and wishes to change things. Life is out of our control most of the time. Here’s to hoping for a smooth and uneventful recovery process.

Also… update… the tree is still up and the Mr seems to not even notice it anymore unless I point it out, which has me wondering just how long it’s going to be up. I’m willing to bet if I tried to take it apart and put it away, there’d be some major injuries of my own or broken items around the house. Massive box. Very large tree. Not even going to attempt it. Tell me I’m not the only one with a tree still up? This is seriously the longest we’ve ever had one up though! I’m both impressed and confused.

There are so many fun movies coming out this year! What are you looking forward to? I’m eagerly waiting for A Wrinkle in Time to come out, in March. I’m reading the book with the kids before school every day. Hopefully that’s plenty of time to finish before the movie comes out. If not, we’ll have to increase our reading time! I’d love for them to know the story and also know the differences between the book and movie before we see it.

Moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I posted a poll to Instagram yesterday asking which recipe everyone wanted to see today…sweet or savory. It was ridiculously close all day long, just a few votes pushing one into the lead and then it would flip flop. In the end… a sweet recipe won! If you voted for savory, don’t worry… that recipe will be making an appearance very soon! And it will be worth the wait!

For now…

Cupcakes!!!

Chocolate cupcakes to be exact. I jokingly referred to these as death by chocolate cupcakes because … So. Much. Chocolate. But there’s no such thing as too much chocolate for a chocolate lover!

Perfectly moist homemade chocolate cupcakes, topped off with silky chocolate cream cheese frosting! Seriously dreamy and rich, chocolate cupcakes.

They’re heavenly… or devilish… either way works for me. Just be sure you add these to your baking plans asap. Share them with fellow chocolate lovers or save them all to yourself.

PS. these would be an amazing treat for Valentine’s Day, which is right around the corner!

Moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 9 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes plus

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade chocolate cupcakes, topped off with silky chocolate cream cheese frosting! Rich and dreamy cupcakes, perfect for any chocolate fan!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4C granulated sugar
  • 1/4C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3C sour cream
  • 1C all purpose flour
  • 1/3C milk

Frosting:

  • 6oz cream cheese, frosting
  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 4C powdered sugar
  • 1/4C heavy cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles, for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Line a standard cupcake pan with 9 paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape the bowl as needed. Mix in salt, baking soda and cocoa powder, followed by sour cream. Add flour, followed by milk. Mix until just combined and no streaks remain. Divide batter between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  3. When cupcakes have cooled complately, prepare frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla, followed by sifted cocoa powder. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix until fully combined. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until fully combined. Lastly, slowly drizzle in heavy cream. Mix until fully combined and no streaks remain. Transfer frosting to a large piping bag fit with desired tip. Frost cupcakes and immediately top off with chocolate sprinkles. 
  4. Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several days. Cupcakes may also be stored in the refrigerator. If chilling, bring to room temperature prior to serving. 

*A jumbo closed star tip was used for this recipe.

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Moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting”

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    Karly — January 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Chocolate cream cheese frosting. Um, are you an angel? These cupcakes look INCREDIBLE- cannot wait to try!

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      Rachel — January 31, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Thank you!! :)

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    Ashley — April 25, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Hi, does this icing need to be refridgerated?

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      Rachel — April 26, 2018 at 8:11 am

      If enjoying the same day, you can absolutely leave out if it’s not too warm. Otherwise, it would be best to chill.

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