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

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...


Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

14 reviews

These freeze very well. I like to keep a batch on hand for drop-in guests or for when I'm too...


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...

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

3 reviews

You only need a few baking staples to throw together these gooey delights. Boxed cake mix and a can of...


Heavenly Surprise Mini Cupcakes

2 reviews

“My grandmother was an accomplished baker, and this was one of the many special treats she liked to make. It's...

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

39 reviews

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these cupcakes. The creamy frosting topped with chopped peanut butter cups is the best part....


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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...


Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

1 review

If you are nuts about chocolate and coconut, this is definitely the cupcake for you. The chocolate ganache is so...

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

21 reviews

My husband and I love these classic moist, chocolaty cupcakes. The sour cream is definitely the ingredient that give them...


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...


Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

6 reviews

Chocolate and orange are perfect together in these fudgy morsels. To give them a moist brownie-like texture, I add mayonnaise....


Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

6 reviews

My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test. Not only are...


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 Cream Cheese Cupcakes

44 reviews

I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have...


Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

2 reviews

The "surprise" inside these rich chocolate cupcakes from Mrs. Walter Jacobson of Ashland, Ohio is their smooth cream cheese filling.


Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes

6 reviews

These cute little minis are packed with banana flavor, chocolate chips and topped off with creamy frosting. They make a...


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-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I created this recipe based on our family's love of chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. Red heart-shaped sprinkles make them fun...

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

25 reviews

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...


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...


Special Mocha Cupcakes

33 reviews

Topped with a fluffy frosting and chocolate sprinkles, these extra-rich, extra-delicious cupcakes smell wonderful while baking and taste even better!...


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....