If you're looking for a simple yet irresistible bite-sized dessert, classic chocolate cupcakes are always a winning choice. Rich, moist, and topped with mouthwatering frosting, it's no reason they're a fan-favorite of adults and kids of all ages. Enjoy our best recipes for chocolate cupcakes.
Caramel-Mocha-Sea Salt CupcakesThis cupcake recipe is a combination of salty and sweet blended with mocha and is one of the most requested flavors at Dreamcakes Bakery.
Chocolate High CupcakesChocolate High is all about chocolate. We tried to get as much of it as possible into one cupcake. This creation has turned out to be our staff chocoholic's favorite. With nothing but chocolate through and through, it's so beautiful piled high with Chocolate Frosting and Chocolate Ganache.
Secret-Ingredient Devil's Food CupcakesThese extra-moist chocolate cupcakes are hiding a secret ingredient: mayonnaise! If you've never known the glory of mayonnaise in your baked goods, you'll become a believer after one bite.
Mississippi Mud CupcakesHere's a cupcake version of the classic Southern chocolate sheet cake that's filled with marshmallows and chopped pecans and topped with a rich chocolate frosting.
Mocha Latte CupcakesJust when we thought this 5-star-rated recipe couldn't get any better, we topped it with Double Shot Latte Buttercream.
Peanut Butter Cup CupcakesChocolate and peanut butter—the perfect pairing. The generous swirl of Peanut Butter Frosting and luscious filling of Chocolate Ganache make this cupcake an irresistible chocolate treat.
Chloe's Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake CupcakesVegan or not, you'll go crazy for these chocolate-strawberry treats. Fun fact: They won first place on Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" in 2010.
Chocolate CupcakesButtermilk adds extra richness and moisture to these classic cupcakes with vanilla-bean frosting. If you can't find a vanilla bean, you can use 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.
Choco-Sour Cream CupcakesThe additions of sour cream and buttermilk add moistness to these chocolate cupcakes with milk chocolate-cream cheese frosting
Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk CupcakesIf you are looking for a chocolate fix, look no further. This is layer upon layer of chocolate. Moist Chocolate Cake, a mountain of Chocolate Frosting, and a sprinkle of chocolate chunks. If you feel the need for a little more, fill the cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache. This one is guaranteed to fulfill and chocolate lover's dream.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint FrostingCream cheese and peppermint candies yield a mildly sweet, tangy frosting that complements the rich, chocolaty cupcakes.
Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow FillingThese chocolate cupcakes are loaded with a surprise marshmallow cream filling inside. Kids will love these chocolate cupcakes that are reminiscent of the store-bought snack cakes you ate growing up.
Mini Mousse CupcakesChocolate, mousse, and flour--plus whipped cream for topping--are all that's needed to enjoy a quick sweet treat after dinner. There are only 3 words to describe these baby bites: simple heavenly decadence.
Cocoa CupcakesThese un-frosted cupcakes are just 158 calories a pop, but feel free to ice them if you prefer.
Chocolate Velvet CupcakesChocolate Velvet Cupcakes are topped with a to-die-for Browned Butter-Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting for an irresistible bite-sized dessert.
2-Kiss Cupcakes2-Kiss Cupcakes are perfect for Valentine's Day--or any day you want to surprise your sweetie.
Chocolate Pumpkin CupcakesThe canned pumpkin in the batter keeps these cupcakes moist and reduces the amount of oil you need to use.
Mocha Latte CupcakesOur Mocha Latte cupcake is a double shot of flavor. Espresso powder gives a deep, rich flavor to the chocolate cake. We spread on a thick layer of Vanilla Frosting, drizzle it with caramel and chocolate, top it off with sprinkles—and you don't have to wait in the drive-thru for it.
Chocolate Almond CupcakesThese rich chocolate cupcakes start from a package of cake mix and get a triple hit of almond flavor from almond paste, sliced almonds, and almond extract in the glaze.
Mint Chocolate Chip CupcakesStretch your baking muscles with these decadent mint chocolate chip cupcakes. Top homemade chocolate cupcakes with a rich chocolate ganache, mint frosting, and chopped creme de menthe chocolate mints for cupcakes that your friends and family are sure to love.