Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

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.

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes: the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy, decadent Biscoff frosting! #nutfree

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–velvety and smooth with a flavor that’s somewhere between a graham cracker and a gingersnap. You just need to try it!

It’s delicious spread on toast, as a dip for fruit and, naturally, baked into all kinds of treats. My love for Biscoff is never-ending. From Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats to No Bake Cookies, I can’t get enough.

I have to limit myself to buying one jar of Biscoff at a time so I don’t over do it.

After making Biscoff White Chocolate Cookies, I decided it’s high time I put it in a Chocolate Cupcake recipe! In the end, I decided to make a frosting with the Biscoff. It did not disappoint!

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

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!

Biscoff Frosting

Homemade biscoff buttercream is no more difficult than making a traditional buttercream. As you likely know by now, I’m a frosting fanatic. It’s so easy to make from scratch to get it just how I like it!

In this recipe, I used just four ingredients, Biscoff, powdered sugar, butter, and a little 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!

The cinnamon ginger flavor from the spread is really, well, the icing on the cake. It’s a nice change from your everyday buttercream.

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This is probably my all time favorite basic chocolate cupcake recipe. It creates a cupcake that’s simultaneously moist and light, with an intense chocolate flavor. You can’t go wrong with chocolate!

My key ingredient for getting a rich, complex chocolate taste: coffee. Brew some strong coffee, let it cool down, then add it to the batter along with dark cocoa powder and the other ingredients.

The cupcakes do NOT taste like coffee. It just helps bring out the taste of the cocoa a bit more–which makes a lovely complement to that Biscoff frosting.

Whenever I plan to make chocolate cupcakes, I just brew a little more coffee than usual in the morning. By the time I’m ready to bake, it’s cooled off and ready to use.

Sometimes, when I wind up with some leftover coffee in the pot, I’ll use it as an excuse to make a batch of chocolate cupcakes. To NOT make them would be wasteful, right?

While I’m currently addicted to piping Biscoff Frosting on my cupcakes, I also love these chocolate cupcakes topped with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on those days when there can never be enough chocolate in my desserts.

Why not make a double batch of this recipe so you can top half with Biscoff and half with chocolate? More cupcakes are always a good idea.

Whenever I need a tasty cupcake that I can guarantee is nut free, this is my go to!

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. 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 cakes, cake balls, cookie sandwiches, you name it. Biscoff truffles, anyone?

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!

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes: the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy, decadent Biscoff frosting! #nutfree
Yield: 30

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes: the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy, decadent Biscoff frosting! #nutfree


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff creamy spread
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a measuring cup, mix together cooled coffee and milk. Set aside.
  3. In mixer, beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Slowly add in dry ingredients alternating with coffee mixture (about 3 additions of each). Pour batter into cupcake liners, about 1/2 full.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.
  5. 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on August 2, 2012

Comments & Reviews

    1. You cannot taste the coffee, it just enhances the chocolate. You can use warm water if you don’t want to use coffee.

  1. Can’t wait to try these. Just wondering what you drizzled on the top?  Is it caramel sauce?  Or do you usually leave it plain with just the frosting?

  2. So funny to find this recipe today as I bought my first jar of Biscoff a few days ago …. and of course, after trying it, 2 thoughts immediately came to mind. One, where has this been all my life?, and two, this just might be what stands between me and a bathing suit this summer! Wow! I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  3. Those cupcakes look divine! Looks like I will have to order Biscoff Spread on Amazon if I am to get it here in Australia though. I love Anna’s thins which we can buy in our supermarkets so I’m very keen to try this spread.

  4. Aimee,
    These look and sound amazing! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can’t wait to see what you link up next 🙂

  5. Aimee,
    How fun that you got to hang out with a fellow blogger. I recently got to meet Christiane from Taking on the Magazines, and we had a lot of fun, too.

    Your cupcakes are amazing, especially with the Biscoff Spread. I have to get some soon.

  6. Hi, I found your blog through a mutual Pinterest group board…I’m glad I came 🙂

    We don’t get Biscoff here in Canada (or maybe I haven’t been looking hard enough). Is this like Nutella? The cupcakes look delish and I just want to lick the frosting!

    1. Nope, not like Nutella. It tastes more like a smashed up graham cracker/gingersnap combo. You can substitute peanut butter or nutella, but it won’t taste the same at all! You can also order it online, at Biscoff.com if you’d like. Worth it. Every cent.

  7. These might be the best cupcakes ever! I’m a recent Biscoff spread addict so you know I’ll be making these ASAP!

  8. i remember when Jocelyn was talking about how fun it was to hang out with you! y’all are too cute. =) by the way, those cupcakes look amazing – your frosting is PERFECT! =)

  9. These look soooo delicious. Simply adorable, too. I can’t wait to try them. I saw you on Friday Flair at Whipperberry. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Nici ~ posedperfection.blogspot.com

  10. aww you guys are adorable!! both of you are the sweetest too! love these chocolate biscoff cupcakes, look amazing!

  11. Aimee + Jocelyn – two of my favorite sweet treat bloggers. 🙂 Hopefully we can all meet someday! And Biscoff and chocolate are DEFINITELY a match made in heaven. These cupcakes look divine, Aimee.. seriously!

  12. I’d never had Biscoff until a few weeks ago. Oh my, they are so yummy! Now I’m rethinking the s’mores cupcakes I was gonna make for a bbq this weekend. HMMMM.

  13. I have one container of biscoff at home…what to make, what to make!? It’s between these, the whoopie pies and the cream pie – might have to get another jar, soon.

  14. These cupcakes were the absolute bomb!!!! The creamy biscoff frosting with the rich chocolate cupcake under it…oo la la! I am drooling remembering how awesome they were!! We had the best day hanging out…and my kids have been asking when we are getting together again too:-) We best get on that…soon!!!!

  15. Super duper cute, Aimee! I’m so glad you guys got to meet and hang out. It’s awesome meeting up with a bloggy friend that understands this crazy blogging world and all our friends in it 🙂

  16. I always click on your posts through linky parties Aimee, too funny! Although by now, I usually can tell it’s you. I’m still super jealous you got to get together with Jocelyn! I super love these cupcakes too. I just saw in my walmart add that they now have Cruncy – I cannot wait to get my hands on a jar.

  17. perfect looking cupcakes! love that recipe for the cupcakes – half cup of coffee in the batter is pretty significant! But these are awesome! And what a great meetup for you two and your kiddos – that’s fabulous!!

    1. You can always substitute milk or water for the coffee….I love how the coffee brings out the flavor of the dark chocolate cocoa!

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