Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Indulge in Decadence: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Blackberry Mascarpone Filling 🧁🍫

Get ready to elevate your dessert game with our irresistible Dark Chocolate Cupcakes filled with a luscious Whipped Blackberry Mascarpone filling and topped with rich chocolate frosting. These decadent treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings and impressing your friends and family. Let’s dive into the recipe and indulge in the ultimate chocolatey delight!


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the filling:

  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries, plus extra for garnish

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh blackberries, for garnish


  1. Prepare Cupcakes:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
    • In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
    • Gradually stir in boiling water until the batter is smooth.
    • Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with batter.
    • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before filling and frosting.
  2. Make Filling:
    • In a medium bowl, beat mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Gently fold in blackberries.
  3. Fill Cupcakes:
    • Using a sharp knife or an apple corer, remove the center of each cupcake and fill with the blackberry mascarpone mixture.
  4. Prepare Frosting:
    • Beat softened butter until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mixing until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.
  5. Frost Cupcakes:
    • Frost the filled cupcakes with chocolate frosting and garnish with fresh blackberries.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 18-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Calories: 280 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes

These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Blackberry Mascarpone Filling are the perfect indulgence for any chocolate lover. With their moist chocolatey base, creamy blackberry mascarpone filling, and rich chocolate frosting, they are sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So go ahead, treat yourself to these heavenly cupcakes and experience pure bliss wi

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