Dark & Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes

Dive into the deep, rich flavors of these Dark & Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes, where every bite offers a luscious escape into chocolate bliss. Topped with a glossy fudge frosting, these cupcakes are the perfect treat for anyone looking to satisfy their chocolate cravings in the most indulgent way.


For the Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup (95 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (170 g) superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) extra dark Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) hot coffee
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (255 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) premium dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) hot water
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces (150 g) premium dark chocolate, melted


  1. Prepare the Cupcakes: Preheat your oven to 360°F (183°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a bowl, sift together the flour, superfine sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, hot coffee, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and egg until well combined.
  2. Combine and Bake: Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just smooth—being careful not to overmix. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  3. Make the Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, whip the softened butter until it is fluffy. Sift together the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder and gradually add to the butter, along with the hot water, sour cream (or yogurt), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Beat until the mixture is well combined. Finally, add the melted dark chocolate and mix until the frosting is smooth and glossy.
  4. Decorate: Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe the frosting onto each cupcake using a swirling motion. For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle the tops with chocolate shavings or your favorite sprinkles.

Baking Tips

  • Sugar Choice: Using superfine sugar helps create a finer crumb and a smoother texture in the cupcakes.
  • Avoid Overbaking: Keep an eye on the baking time and test for doneness to ensure the cupcakes remain moist and tender.
  • Cooling: Ensure cupcakes are completely cool before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.

These Dark & Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes are not just a treat but a celebration of chocolate itself. With their deep cocoa flavor amplified by the richness of the fudge frosting, they’re perfect for parties, special occasions, or simply as a decadent treat to brighten a regular day. Enjoy the process of making and devouring these heavenly cupcakes that are sure to be a hit with all chocolate aficionados!

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