Rich Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a creamy, homemade Biscoff Frosting! This nut free chocolate cupcake recipe will be the hit of any party or bake sale.
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Why this Recipe Works
Who else here is head-over-heels for Biscoff spread? If you’ve never had it before, you need to head to your nearest well stocked grocery store and pick up a jar or two or three.
It’s hard to describe the taste experience if you’ve never had a Biscoff cookie–velvety and smooth with a flavor that’s somewhere between a graham cracker and a gingersnap. You just need to try it!
- I paired my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe with a Biscoff buttercream frosting. The Biscoff and the chocolate are a perfect match.
- As a huge bonus, they are also totally nut free so I can share them with my friends who have allergies to peanuts and tree nuts.
My new motto: In a world full of chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, dare to be a Chocolate Cupcake with Biscoff frosting.
Inspirational, I know. At the very least, I hope you’re inspired to make some Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes!
Homemade biscoff buttercream is no more difficult than making a traditional vanilla buttercream frosting.
In this recipe, I used just four ingredients:
- Powdered sugar
- Milk (to achieve the perfect consistency)
All you have to do is beat everything together until it reaches fluffy frosting perfection.
I LOVE that Biscoff Frosting is not too thick, so it’s easy to spread, but it still has that creamy rich consistency I crave in my buttercream!
I took a little extra Biscoff, put it in a small glass bowl, and drizzled it over the top of the frosted cupcakes. SO GOOD.
Tips & Tricks
- Make sure to use creamy Biscoff in the frosting, not the crunchy variety.
- Can’t find Biscoff? In some stores it’s labeled as Speculoos spread or Cookie Butter. They’re all the same thing and will work perfectly here.
- Garnish ideas: I love to decorate cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles! If you can get Biscoff cookies, those also make a great topping for these. Cut them in half to stick in the mound of frosting on top or break them into crumbs for Biscoff sprinkles.
- Store cupcakes in a covered container at room temperature. They will keep well for a couple of days.
- Chocolate cupcakes freeze beautifully! Store them in the freezer unfrosted in a freezer safe container, then thaw and whip up a fresh batch of Biscoff frosting when you’re ready to enjoy them.
- Biscoff frosting isn’t just for cupcakes! Use it on full sized white cake, cake balls, spread on our easy chocolate cake, or use as a filling in whoopie pies, you name it.
More Easy Cupcake Recipes
Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes
- 24 chocolate cupcakes baked and cooled
For the Frosting:
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup Biscoff creamy spread
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- Bake cupcakes according to recipe (or use a boxed mix).
- For the frosting, beat butter with biscoff, sugar and milk. Add more milk until desired consistency, if necessary. Beat for about 3-4 minutes until fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
- Chocolate Cupcakes- we use these homemade chocolate cupcakes as our base recipe. But a boxed mix would work great too.
- Use hot coffee. The warmth of the coffee helps melt the chocolate, making it easier to incorporate info the batter. If you use leftover brewed coffee, reheat it in the microwave for 1 minute before adding to the cocoa.
- Scrape the bowl: As you mix the dry ingredients into the wet, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the chocolate doesn't settle.
- Buttermilk: Don't have any on hand? Use my buttermilk substitute instead!
- Use good quality chocolate. The better the cocoa and chocolate squares you use, the better the finished cupcakes will taste.
- How to tell when cupcakes are done. Some people swear by the toothpick test. I prefer to touch the tops of the cupcakes. If it bounces right back, the cupcakes are done. If it stays indented, they need a little longer.
- STORAGE: Store cupcakes at room temperature in covered container for up to 4 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
A cupcake that’s a new twist on an old favorite makes a tempting dessert for any occasion! For any party, bake sale or “just because”, Biscoff Frosting on cupcakes is a guaranteed hit!