The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    After tons of testing and tweaking, I’ve finally discovered the BEST Chocolate Cupcake recipe! Truly! Keep reading for lots of recipe tips, insights into the science of baking, and the full printable recipe.

    Ingredients

    • For the cupcakes: 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1/3 cup (1 ounce) Dutch-process cocoa 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder 1/2 cup boiling water 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs plus one egg yolk, at room temperature 2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the frosting: 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg whites Pinch salt 12 tablespoons (6 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces and at room temperature 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1 mg 0.05%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.12%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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