3/4 c butter3/4 c sugar1/2 c brown sugar2 eggs2 tsp vanilla extract1 c flour1/2 cocoa powder1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1/2 c warm brewed coffee2/3 c buttermilk1 batch Chocolate GanacheSprinkles
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Make this chocolate cupcakes recipe from scratch for a super easy cupcake, providing a solid base for any type of frosting.
Line two cupcake tins with cupcake liners (or use one pan, two batches).
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugars and beat 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium-low for 30 seconds.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. just combined.
Add the coffee and buttermilk and mix until just combined.
Fill each cupcake liner half full of batter and bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers come out clean.
Let cool. Prepare the Chocolate Ganache Frosting while the cupcakes are baking and cooling.
Using room temperature buttermilk for this recipe is key! If you replace it with another wet ingredient such as milk or cream, your cupcakes may need to be transformed into Cupcake Truffles.
Filling the cupcake liners much more than halfway full will result in cupcake disaster. A lot of cupcake recipes work well with 3/4 full liners, but not this one. GO HALF FULL!