Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Nothing hits the sweet tooth quite like these moist chocolate cupcake recipes. We help you get your all out of a premade mix, or make your own from scratch.

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Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking advice from owners of local bakeries and my baker friends. I make them for every special occasion in my family and sometimes just for fun. If you want the cupcakes to taste more like hot cocoa, double the amount of hot cocoa mix. This recipe works well with multiple frosting flavors: mint, maple syrup, vanilla, marshmallow and buttercream. Decorate them any way you want! —Maia Hubscher, South Orange, New Jersey

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

1 review

I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favorite. The...


Box-of-Chocolates Cupcakes

10 reviews

Who wants a regular box of chocolates when you can have these decadent chocolate cupcakes? The different fillings prove that...


Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

15 reviews

Chocolate-covered coconut candy is tucked inside each of these morsels. The ganache frosting is complemented by coarse sugar and chocolate-covered...

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Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

15 reviews

I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures. For this peanut butter cupcake...


Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

1 review

My favorite hockey team the Boston Bruins inspired these cupcakes. Add a love note on top using a little white...

Famous Chocolate Cupcakes

3 reviews

We could tell you this is the best chocolate cupcake you will ever try, or you could serve it at...


Truffle-Filled Cupcakes

All creatures of All Hallows' Eve are sure to delight in this treat with its unexpected surprise. You can use...


Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

1 review

These luscious cupcakes have a touch of semisweet chocolate in the batter and white chocolate in the filling. They melt...


Brownie Cupcakes

40 reviews

I grew up in my parents’ bakery, which might explain why I don’t like frosting. These brownie cupcakes are just...

Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

10 reviews

Though these fluffy cupcakes have only 7 g of fat, their rich flavor will keep anyone from guessing they’re light!...


Chocolate-Glazed Cupcakes

2 reviews

Because I have a dairy allergy, I'm always on the search for treats I can eat. I prepare these cupcakes...


Chocolate Raspberry Tea Cakes

2 reviews

WITH a family of six children, it seems I'm always cooking and on the lookout for variety in menus and...


Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

52 reviews

My husband remembers his mother making "little black cupcakes with caramel icing." I never thought about putting caramel icing on...

Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

1 review

Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...


Chip Lover’s Cupcakes

19 reviews

Making chocolate chip cookies is a challenge with three teenagers who are always grabbing the dough to "sample." Their love...


Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

1 review

Some have been known to inhale these amazing cupcakes in two bites, and some prefer to savor each decadent morsel....


Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

My husband's love for classic peanut butter and jelly inspired this recipe. The strawberry buttercream and peanut butter frosting are...


Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

16 reviews

Cupcakes aren’t just for girls! My dad and brothers love peanut butter cups—the inspiration for these goodies. —Alisa Christensen, Rancho...


Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

10 reviews

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty,...


Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

8 reviews

This sweet and chocolaty cupcake will make you feel like a kid again, while the decadent ganache frosting will appeal...


Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

2 reviews

Our home economists use rich chocolate frosting to tastefully top tender cupcakes that have a subtle red wine flavor.

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Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes

7 reviews

These cupcakes are so special, you can serve them at any get-together.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania