Friday, August 15, 2014

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

This past week I was thinking about what would go really well with chocolate, and obviously this first thing that came to my mind {it's an addiction, what can I say}, was more chocolate!!! These are far from your regular chocolate-on-chocolate cupcakes though, because inside is a little surprise that makes them ten times better! Don't believe me? I guess you'll just have to try them to find out.:)

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields 24+ {about 30}


1 cup butter

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flower

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

4 eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup almond milk

enough milk chocolate truffles for each cupcakes {about 30}


2 cups butter

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 tbsp vanilla extract

4 cups confectioner's sugar


Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder.

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.

Add the cooled butter/chocolate and beat until smooth.

While still beating, add half of the flour mixture, then half of the almond milk.

Repeat until everything is added. Stir until just combined

Bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes

Immediately after they come out of the oven, cut an x that goes to the bottom of the cupcake. It is important that they are still warm.

Unwrap the truffles and press one of them into the center. 

Repeat for all of the cupcakes, or at least the ones you want to be incredibly awesome.

While the truffles melt a little in the cupcakes, start making your frosting.

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the butter until creamy and smooth. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract, and mix until combined.

Melt the semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave with a little bit of the butter to help melt them. Once it has cooled, pour it into the frosting and beat well.

Slowly add the confectioner's sugar 1 cup at a time; beating well after each addition, and make sure the sugar is evenly combined.

Pipe the frosting with a star tip.

Top with anything, as long as it's chocolate! I used chocolate shavings and drizzled chocolate. 

Enjoy indulging in these sinfully-good death by chocolate cupcakes! 

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