• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Moist, rich, cupcakes with intense chocolate flavor in every bite. These are the ultimate chocolate cupcakes!

    Ingredients

    • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
    • 5 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
    • 5 1/2 c. granulated sugar
    • 3/4 c. quality unsweetened cocoa powder*
    • 5 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt (not fine)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/4 c. sour cream
    • 1/2 c. buttermilk
    • 3/4 c. warm water + 1/2 tsp. espresso powder (espresso is optional)
    • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
    • 5 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 oz. finely chopped semisweet chocolate
    • FOR THE FROSTING:
    • 3/4 c. (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 c. quality unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 5 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 15 1/2 c. powdered sugar
    • 2 tbsp. whole milk or heavy cream
    • FOR THE GARNISH:
    • 1/3 c. chocolate curls, mini chocolate chips or chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1185 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 30.13%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 49.42%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 47 mg 15.57%
    • Sodium: 7599 mg 316.64%
    • Calcium: 65 mg 6.55%
    • Potassium: 151 mg 4.31%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 255 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.08%
    • Sugar: 207 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.84%
    • Vitamin C 0.13%
    • Vitamin D 0.17%
    • * 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 - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs15
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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