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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
Makes:
20 cupcakes
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
50
minutes
based on
106 reviews
Super-creamy, super-rich and ultra-decadent, these luscious Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with their buttery frosting will make you cry for more!

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Ingredients:

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line 20 muffin cups.

FOR CUPCAKES:
COMBINE
flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Milk Chocolate Frosting.

FOR MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
morsels, butter and salt in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Transfer to large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in sugar alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla extract.


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  •  Star(s)

    THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE

    Kimberly Pignataro from Long Island, NY

    I just started a home based baking business and I received an order for chocolate engagement party cupcake favors. My boyfriend and I NEVER eat chocolate cupcakes so I came to the internet to find a recipe. I made the recipe with the exact measurements and directions; I did sift the flour and cocoa powder 2X. After turning them into sunflowers, I was told to change NOTHING about this recipe! These cupcakes had the perfect amount of cocoa powder and SUPER moist. I am VERY thankful that I found the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe on the first try.

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    The best chocolate cup cakes !!!!

    Chanika Mallawarachchi from

    i tried this out yesterday, and came out really well. the cake is very soft and the frosting is very chocolaty n creamy. its easy to make and delicious.

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    Good the last one!!!

    Ginger Mowry from OSTERBURG, PA

    These are the best!!! My kids 6 & 2 both loved being able to help!!! Highly recommended!!!

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    ohh chocolate!

    Jennifer Zimmer from HOLLAND, MI

    I just made these a few hours ago. They are very easy and taste great. They are very moist. I didn't have any choc chips so I used choc butter cream icing. I am a chocoholic and these definately do the trick for me!

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    Best chocolate cupcakes EVER

    Lisa Funston from WENTZVILLE, MO

    I make this recipe at least 6 times a year. My family is always sad to see the last cupcake get eaten. These are moist, tender and delicious. They turn out well every single time. Additionally, the frosting is easy and tastes great. After mixing it the first time, refrigerate to let the mixture get cold, then whip it right before using. Makes the frosting airy and light. A definate winner!

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    my kids and i loved them

    michelle wiers from weedsport, NY

    they were very good..very easy to make. my kids wanna make more

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    These cupcakes are fantastic

    Lisa Davis from LEMOORE, CA

    I got a call about noon from another mother, reminding me to bring my contribution for the library fundraiser after school. I completely forgot and had nothing ready. My hands were full with my toddler daughter. I felt rushed since school got out at 2pm. This recipe saved me. It was so easy to follow. It took me less than 7 minutes to put everything together! The homemade frosting was perfect, very fluffy and smooth. I couldn't believe I could put together such wonderful tasting cupcakes in such short time. The kids loved them and so did the parents, even with the gummi worms!

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    Rich Chocolate Cupcake

    Toni Eibner from FARMINGTON, MN

    I made these cupcakes yesterday. The cupcake is very moist but I was a little disappointed in the frosting. Next time I'll use dark chocolate and see how that works.

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    YUM!!!

    Michelle Marks from ESCONDIDO, CA

    My daughter is a chocoholic and we made these for her birthday party and they were a hit. So moist. The next time I made them I put a peanut buter filling in them for that peanut butter/chocolate taste that is her favorite. A keeper!!

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    rich chocolate cupcakes

    Natalie Delgado from Miami, FL

    This recipe was very easy to make but it didn't catch my eye. I thought that it was going to be more moist then it really is. But I will definitely make it again and maybe add chocolate chips to the batter or more butter.

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    Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

    mary janssen from VICTORIA, TX

    I added white chocolate morsels to the batter. It gave the cupcakes a surprise sweetness. It might be good to also try peanut butter chips or mint chips.

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    rich, moist, and oh so easy

    laurie ridge from el reno, OK

    I made this recipe the other day and it was very easy. The cake was very moist and chocolatey. The frosting has a dence thick rich texture. I would consider it a almost fool proof recipe. I made several mistakes like leaving out the vanilla in the frosting and it still turned out great. The family love it.

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    good from scratch recipe

    sue Charboneau from BENTON CITY, WA

    Very good chocolate flavor. Use good chocolate not the cheapest as the outcome won't be as good.

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    Great little cupcake

    Jessica Peck from Groton, CT

    I made this and incorporated a recipe using buttercream and chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies in the middle and man was this yummy!

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    The best!!

    H. Miller from MELBOURNE, FL

    I made these cupcakes as something a little different for my sister's birthday, and they were absolutely the easiest to make and best tasting chocolate cupcakes I've ever made. Great recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy & Easy

    Nancy Cole from LA FOLLETTE, TN

    My oldest daughter and I made these cupcakes for her preschool class to share with her on her 5th birthday-they were a big hit!

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    rich chocolate cupcakes

    jane walters from swans island, ME

    Excellent, very moist, after batter made i mixed in about 1/2 cup chocolate chips, my husband loved them, he said this is a keeper

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    Delish

    Elaine DeWitt from BAYTOWN, TX

    These cupcakes were delicious. My grandbaby loved them. I think this is a keeper in my recipe box. Thanks again for the good recipes on your site.

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    chocolate cupcakes

    Brenda Paniagua from Miami, FL

    This recipe was great everyone loved my chocolate cupcakes and people were begging for more and there were no leftovers and i will definitely be making them again in the future and they are also great for birthdays and holidays. ENJOY!!!!

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    Come On it's CHOCOLATE

    PATRICIA CERVANTES from Lindsay, CA

    It just couldn't get better than this, can it? Chocolate frosting over moist chocolate bread, sweet!

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    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    Mabel Semler from DEERWOOD, MN

    Wow!These were so wonderful. My family was sure that I had gone to the local Bakery! The taste was superb and so easy. These are now a sure winner to our Chocolate Collection of goodies.

  •  Star(s)

    very moist

    Margaret McIntosh from DAVENPORT, IA

    I made these a few days ago. Easy to make, moist, rich cupcake. They definitely would satisfy a chocolate craving!

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    Yummy Cup Cakes

    Linda Case from Barboursville, WV

    These are the best cupcakes I've ever made and the frosting is to die for! They were very easy to make as well. Everyone loved them.

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    Good

    Amy Ewigman from MARCELINE, MO

    I made these cupcakes because the kids wanted something sweet and they definitely hit the spot. They were a little dry, so next time I won't bake them as long.

  •  Star(s)

    Birthday Treat

    Amanda Clark from MOUNT PLEASANT, IA

    I made these for my step-daughter's birthday and they were a big hit.

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    Birthday Alternative

    Dina F. Bakken from WICHITA FALLS, TX

    My step-daughter just turned sixteen, and instead of a regular cake, she wanted cupcakes. So, when I saw that you had a recipe for them, I tried it instead of using a box mix. Not only were they Fantastic, but my daughter just couldn't stop eating them. The whole family (including my daughters bestfriend) polished the cupcakes off that same night!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Most excellent

    Linda Hitchcock from ALEXANDRIA, VA

    Why use a cake mix when you have this easy to follow recipe. This makes a generous, delicious batch of cupcakes that disappear so quickly.

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    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    Ginny Masciari from WATERTOWN, MA

    These cupcakes were so excellent that all my friends asked me if I would bake them again next weekend!

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    MOST-DELISH

    DAO ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THESE CUPCAKES ARE ABSOLUTELY MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH AWESOME! BETTER THAN YOUR AVERAGE MIX AND NOT REALLY ALL THAT MUCH FUSS.

  •  Star(s)

    After school snack

    Florence Lewis from WINTER PARK, FL

    These were great. The children really enjoyed them.

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    Terrific Cupcakes

    Mary Huey from CENTENNIAL, CO

    These are so good and moist - I'll definitely make them again!

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    ALL GONE

    Beverly Kelley from Newton, NC

    I made these to give away to different friends. They didn't make it. My family tried one and then another until they were all gone. They didn't last one day.

  •  Star(s)

    Moist

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    So rich and moist these were a big hit and I'm sure this recipe will be made many many times.

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    was very surprised.......

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    these cupcakes were very good, and just about melt in your mouth.

  •  Star(s)

    These were just OK

    Michele Krippner from

    These were just OK, I was not that fond of them and thought they were rather bland. I will not make again.

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    HOMEMADE!!

    sara Hardman from Benicia, CA

    These cupcakes are soooo good and so easy to make!! The best part is that they are homemade from scratch and taste soooo good!!! No more of this out-of-the-box stuff for me----YUM!

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    Delicious!

    Cheryl Bass from Carbon Hill, IL

    One word sums this recipe up = DELICIOUS!!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    Linda Norton from BORREGO SPRINGS, CA

    These are the absolutely the yummiest chocolate cupcakes I have ever made. I am going to give these to our friends for Valentines Day, but I am going to put a strawberry icing on them.

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    for the chocolate lover

    Sharon Stodgell from KOKOMO, IN

    These are great!! They sure satisfied my chocolate craving the other night.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!

    lisa fear from BURNABY, BC

    This was a very nice, moist cupcake. Delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    Sandy Dugas from BUFORD, GA

    These are the best chocolate cupcakes I have ever made. I plan on making them again for Valentines Day. It is a must for your recipe box.

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    Delicious cupcakes

    Beth Wiley from Sharon, MA

    I made these cupcakes for my son's first birthday party and the family loved them. Many family members asked to take an extra cupcake home with them. I would make them again.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Cathy Wladysiak from Garden City, MI

    I made these cupcakes for my grandkids. They were delicious!! I added sprinkles to the top. They were a hit with the grandkids.

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    Yummy

    Laura Murray from PASCAGOULA, MS

    I made these cupcakes last night and my family loved them. Very chocolate and very easy. They will definitely be made again at my house.

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    chocoholics rejoice

    LAURA PINGOL from LAKE WORTH, FL

    yeah.... and when they are warm......I didn't even get to frost some of them. I made them during a party....... mistake..... people came from everywhere including outside smelling them. wonderful aroma and the taste.....yummy Very easy to make.........

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    yummy

    cheri szotyori from MINESING, ON

    who wouldn't love these

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    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    Phyllis Minich from BUTLER, PA

    I made these for the grandkids and they loved them. They also were a big hit with the adults. They were all gone by the end of the day. Will make them again for everyone. Thanks for another good recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Rich

    PJ Miller from WEST CHESTER, PA

    These cupcakes were a hit with the kids. I invited some friends over and wanted some kid friendly food and these were perfect!

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    Yum...yum

    Kari Flock from SPARTA, WI

    So good, but then it IS chocolate. Only problem is that I already know that I'm going to get a ton of future requests...maybe that's good though.

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    Chocolate Cupcakes

    J. G. from

    Very rich and good!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/20 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 20 

  • Calories: 330
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 15g (22% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (42% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (16% of DV)
  • Sodium: 250mg (10% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 50g (17% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 40g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line 20 muffin cups.

FOR CUPCAKES:
COMBINE
flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Milk Chocolate Frosting.

FOR MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
morsels, butter and salt in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Transfer to large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in sugar alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla extract.

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