We love cupcakes! Celebrate the spring season with delicious Ghirardelli chocolate frosted cupcakes with a bunny on top.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
55 mins
15 mins
24 cupcakes


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chocolate Frosting:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.

  • Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed for 1 minute.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the vanilla, oil, and buttermilk.

  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the liquids; beat until combined after each addition, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  • Divide the batter evenly between the cups so that each is two-thirds full. Bake, rotating halfway, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool.

  • Chocolate Frosting: Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler; stir occasionally until smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together the cocoa and boiling water. Let both the chocolate and the cocoa mixture cool to room temperature.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and salt on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate on low speed, and then beat in the cocoa mixture.

  • To Assemble: Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Let frosting set for 5 minutes. Decorate the cupcakes by placing a Ghirardelli Chocolate Bunny on top of the frosting.

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 33.6g; fat 21g; cholesterol 40.9mg; sodium 182mg. Full Nutrition