Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day, so of course we are celebrating with a chocolate cupcake recipe. The secret to these cupcakes is the addition of ground coffee, and we recommend adding semi-sweet chocolate chips for enhanced indulgence! These are delicious plain, but for more flavor try our Cream Cheese Frosting or classic Peanut Butter Frosting.

What you’ll need:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee
  • 3 tablespoons
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet
    chocolate chips, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Add ground coffee and combine well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix in vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternatively, beating well until all ingredients are combined. If using chocolate chips, add now and mix with a spoon or rubber spatula. Spoon into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way full.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Serve warm, or wait until cool before frosting.

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2 Responses to “Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Diane Hamel says:

    These look outstanding!!! Is the coffee raw ground or instant granules. I would think the latter, but want to make sure.

  2. sturbridge says:

    Hi Diane,
    Ground coffee will do – the finer the better. :)

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