Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes

I know I teased you all with the pictures of these cupcakes from the baby shower  I catered!

Well, here it is. 

Dark chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. Topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkles.

I know you want to sink your teeth into this cupcake.

So how about we get right to the recipe?

But first, if you like this chocolate cupcake, you may also enjoy….

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones by Simply Scratch
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes

Ingredients (14-16 cupcakes)

    For the Cupcakes:

    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled
    • 1/4 cup milk

    For the Frosting:

    • 8oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 4 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
    • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
    • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup

    For the Ganache:

    • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
    • 2 tsp light corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 3 Tbsp dark chocolate chunks, chopped
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • sprinkles, optional
    For the cupcakes, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder in small bowl. Set aside.
    Mix brewed coffee and milk. Set aside.
    In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add egg. Slowly add in dry ingredients, alternating with milk mixture (in about 3 additions).
    Pour into lined cupcake pans and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
    For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, cream and chocolate syrup. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes, until desired consistency.
    Pipe onto cooled cupcakes (I used tip #6S). Refrigerate while making ganache.
    For the ganache, heat heavy cream, butter and corn syrup on low heat in a medium sized saucepan. Whisk in chocolate chunks, stirring continuously until melted. Remove from heat.
    Whisk in powdered sugar until fully combined. Drizzle chocolate over cool cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate jimmies, if desired. ENJOY.

    39 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes”

    1. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Yumm! These cupcakes look delicious and beautiful. I would like to try this cream cheese chocolate frosting :)

    2. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:09 am

      I love the cupcake papers!


      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

        Thanks Shiloh, these wrappers are awesome, with the foil inside. I bought them at Kroger!

      • posted Sep 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        Thanks! I was just skimming your blog again and saw the same picture and thought “I really like these cupcake wrappers. I wonder where she got them”. Like I’m such a moron and forgot I alreadyl asked!!

    3. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Love everything about those cupcakes. Delicious.

    4. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

      Mmmmmm….these are adorable and look delicious!

    5. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

      you need to open up a cupcake business! you have THE BEST cupcakes and decorating skills – seriously awesome!

      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

        I do have my dessert catering, and cucpakes are for sure the one thing I sell the most! One day I may just open up a store front….

    6. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

      It does not help that I’m hungry right now. Sigh. These look SOOOOO good!

    7. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

      these look perfect! i love the frosting on these and the flavor! you have perfect frosting skills, you need to come teach me :)

      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

        Awww thanks Julie. Anytime!

    8. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 2:08 am

      Holy Cupcake, those are gorgeous! I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but my hubby is, and I adore cream cheese… we may be able to meet in the middle on this one!

    9. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 2:16 am

      How did you know I wanted to dive right in face first??? Because that was pretty much my first though!!! Gorgeous and yummy looking cupcake…I’m sad that one is not appearing in my hands when I blink:-( Those liners are adorable!

      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

        I know how you feel, I want one in my hands right now too!

    10. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

      These are simply gorgeous! I can just imagine how wonderful they taste.

    11. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Oh my, these cupcakes look so sweet and delicious!!! I need them!!

    12. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      The photos of these cupcakes are totally mouth-watering! Oooh, I’m such a chocoholic. 😀

      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        Me too!!!!

    13. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Those photos are gorgeous! I wish I had one right now–hello, most delish breakfast ever?!

    14. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      These are outstanding! YUM!

    15. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Look it at all of that chocolate goodness! Amazing!

    16. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Oh my word these looks so good! I have pinned to make later!! Thanks for sharing!

      • posted Aug 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        Thank YOU for pinning!

    17. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Aimee, I’m so glad you posted these cupcakes. They look professonal! Wait a second, they ARE professional! I would love to cater parties like this one day. You have incredible talent. Look how beautiful frosted and decorated. You have a steady hand!

    18. posted Aug 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      (Taps foot) I’ve been waiting for you to post this! I can’t wait to make these and go to chocolate heaven! Pinned!

      • posted Aug 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

        Glad I posted them, I felt your urgency :)

    19. posted Aug 29, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Oh my! These look so sinfully delicious! I love that they’re topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and then topped with ganache too. Wowza!

      Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    20. posted Aug 29, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Ay! Look at all that chocolate! Yes please!

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    22. posted Aug 29, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Cupcakes and sweets remind me my boyfriend. Every time he comes to our house he has a sweets and cupcakes for me.I really miss him.

    23. posted Aug 30, 2012 at 3:52 am

      chocolate cream cheese frosting – yes please!

    24. posted Aug 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      These cupcakes look HEAVENLY
      They’re simply WOWWWWWW !!

    25. Marie
      posted Jan 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Hi! I stumbled upon this recipe when my husband (who’s sick with a virus) requested chocolate cupcakes. They are fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe!

      • posted Jan 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I sure hope you’re husband is feeling better!!

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    28. Kate
      posted Jul 31, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      I love these! I actually made about 100 of them for when a friend retired from the USAF! They were a huge hit! How do I convert it into making it a cake? I never seem to have cupcake holders in my house!

    29. Hattie Baugh
      posted Sep 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      To make a cake with the same Iceing would be delicious.
      Do you have a recipe for a cake.

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