Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
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Our Dark Chocolate Cupcakes are absolutely divine and perfect for any celebration or as a special treat. Made with a blend of high-quality ingredients, including bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder and buttermilk, these cupcakes are moist, rich, and bursting with flavor. The smooth and luscious chocolate batter is divided into muffin-tin cups and baked to perfection, creating a delightful dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy these delicious cupcakes as is or topped with your favorite frosting for an extra touch of indulgence.
1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons milk/buttermilk
3 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz unsalted butter
2 oz Dick Taylor Baking Chocolate
¾ cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Line a standard nonstick muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the salt and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the buttermilk or milk, water, and vanilla and set aside.
Combine the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt gently over simmering water. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk until smooth.
Add the sugars and stir until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until combined.
Scrape the chocolate mixture into the buttermilk mixture and whisk until smooth.
Add the flour to the chocolate-milk mixture in three additions, beating after each addition just until combined. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin-tin cups, each paper liner will be filled almost to the top.
Bake the cupcakes, rotating the pan after about 10 minutes, for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Gently loosen from the pan, and let them cool completely in the pan before removing them.