Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Indulge in the Perfect Blend: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Experience the ultimate indulgence with these rich dark chocolate cupcakes topped with a luscious coffee-infused cream cheese frosting. Perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings or celebrating any occasion.


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup hot water

For the Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the hot water until the batter is smooth.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, and vanilla extract, beating until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost them generously with the coffee cream cheese frosting.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 18-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Calories: 280 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes

Enjoy the delightful combination of rich dark chocolate cupcakes and the aromatic coffee cream cheese frosting!

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