Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

I have finally perfected the perfect chocolate cupcake! This will be your new favorite!

This has been a literal labor of love! I have tested recipes from every major recipe source and have not been able to find the one I considered to be perfect. My ideal recipe is one that is perfectly domed, that has the right amount of chocolate, that has a light and moist crumb.

This. Is. It.

As you can see, I am having a hard time containing my excitement.

Not only is this the perfect chocolate cupcake, but I think I have found the perfect chocolate frosting. Let me tell you a little bit about why: this is a cream cheese based chocolate frosting which is a perfect compliment to a rich and decadent chocolate cupcake. You get a slightly enhanced (amplified) chocolate flavor with the frosting that is then paired with a natural and pure chocolate cupcake.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (115g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks or 345g) unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups (250g) confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4-5 tablespoons brewed hot coffee
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