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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Yield: 14-16 cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Ganache


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


  1. For the cupcakes, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix brewed coffee and milk. Set aside.
  3. 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).
  4. Pour into lined cupcake pans and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  5. 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.
  6. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes (I used tip #6S). Refrigerate while making ganache.
  7. 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.
  8. Whisk in powdered sugar until fully combined. Drizzle chocolate over cool cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate jimmies, if desired. ENJOY.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Ganache

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40 comments on “Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cupcakes”

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

  2. Love everything about those cupcakes. Delicious.

  3. Mmmmmm….these are adorable and look delicious!

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

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

  13. Look it at all of that chocolate goodness! Amazing!

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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

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  19. 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.

  20. chocolate cream cheese frosting – yes please!

  21. These cupcakes look HEAVENLY
    They’re simply WOWWWWWW !!

  22. Marie

    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!

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  25. Kate

    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!

  26. Hattie Baugh

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

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