The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cupcake Recipe

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Oh, hello chocolate! This recipe is to. die. for. The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cupcake recipe is a made-from-scratch chocolate cupcake using Smuckers fudge in the batter and topped with a homemade frosting of extra rich chocolate.

Seriously. Yum.

The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cupcake Recipe

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • 1 bottle of chocolate fudge

Cupcake Directions:

Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, and oil.

Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.

Mix all together until fully incorporated.

Beat for 3 minutes on medium.

Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.

The batter may be a little runny.

Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4s filled.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C softened butter
  • 3 c powder sugar
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chocolate fudge
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Frosting Directions:

Add in all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.

If powder sugar pebbles form, add 1-2 TBSP more of heavy cream.

If the frosting is too thin add 1/2 C more of powder sugar.

Mix until the the frosting becomes stiff and doesn’t fall off a spoon.

Directions to prep cupcakes:

Spoon the frosting into a piping bag with a star tip and frost the cupcakes starting at the base in a circular motion.


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