Ghirardelli® Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

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Indulge your chocolate craving with these dark chocolate mocha cupcakes topped with rich and creamy semi-sweet chocolate frosting.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated white sugar

  • ½ cup whole milk plus

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

  • cup strong brewed coffee or espresso

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

Frosting:

  • 6 ounces Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup Ghirardelli Milk or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cupcake molds or muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick spray.

  2. To make the cupcakes, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar, and white sugar. Whisk in the milk, coffee, and melted butter. Whisk in the dry ingredients. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake molds, filling them about three-quarters full.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Using a small spatula or knife, remove the cupcakes from the pan. Continue to cool on a wire rack to room temperature.

  5. To make the frosting, melt the chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler, or in a heatproof bowl, over barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Heat the cream until hot. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate. Transfer to a bowl and cool to just warm. Whisk in the butter until smooth. Let sit until it reaches a spreading consistency, about 1 hour. Spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle them with chocolate chips.

Tips

Substitution: You can substitute 1 cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for 6 ounces Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate baking bar in the frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
25g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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