Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

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15 min.
50 min.
20 cupcakes

Super-creamy, super-rich and ultra-decadent, these luscious Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with their buttery frosting will make you cry for more!


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

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.

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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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.

- Kimberly Pignataro from Long Island, NY

The best chocolate cup cakes !!!!

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.

- Chanika Mallawarachchi from

Good the last one!!!

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

- Ginger Mowry from OSTERBURG, PA

ohh chocolate!

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!

- Jennifer Zimmer from HOLLAND, MI

Best chocolate cupcakes EVER

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!

- Lisa Funston from WENTZVILLE, MO

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/20 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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