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Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles on round white cake stand.
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Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes are the perfect indulgence! An easy homemade recipe that is over the top with Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. The best dessert for chocolate lovers!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 34 cupcakes
Author: Heather


Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 12 oz Dark Chocolate bar or good quality chips, or semi-sweet
  • 2 cups salted butter, 4 sticks
  • ¼ cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake/muffin pans with paper liners or grease well with non stick spray.
  • In a stand mixer bowl or large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter and cocoa powder together until smooth. Add boiling water and instant coffee and heat just until the edges start to bubble. Do not boil.
  • Pour the chocolate mix into the mixing bowl with the flour and sugar. Mix on low just until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs until smooth. Add this to the mixing bowl and mix on low until fully incorporated.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Using a scoop, fill each cupcake liner ¾ full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
  • Let cupcakes cool in pans for 10 minutes and then remove to cool completely.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • In a stand mixer bowl, add butter, milk and vanilla.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate and melt in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.
  • Add melted chocolate in a slow stream to the mixing bowl, while mixing on low speed. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well on low speed after each cup.
  • Once fully incorporated, bump up speed to medium and beat for 1 minute until light and fluffy.
  • For stiffer frosting add a little more powdered sugar, for softer frosting add a bit more milk to achieve desired consistency.
  • Frost with offset spatula, butter knife, scoop, or piping bag. Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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