Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes – These cupcakes are the epitome of decadence: a tender crumb infused with rich chocolate flavour, crowned with glossy fudge frosting. Pure indulgence! 🍫 🧁

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Recipe

Who can resist the delicious chocolate fudge cupcakes that just melt in your mouth? Certainly not kids, especially one of my BFF’s twin boys who just turned 5! Double the trouble, double the fun!

These cupcakes are a celebration of rich cocoa goodness that elevates any occasion. From birthdays to cosy evenings, these treats satisfy those chocolate cravings with every bite.

Picture this: Chocolate fudge cupcakes that beckon with their chocolatey aroma. As you take a bite, the velvety cake melts in your mouth, revealing a perfect balance of rich cocoa and gentle sweetness. The texture is pure indulgence – soft, moist, and utterly irresistible.

Topped with a decedent glossy fudge frosting, it’s a sensory delight that elevates any occasion. Whether shared on birthdays or savoured during quiet moments, these cupcakes are an escape into a realm of pure chocolate bliss.

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Ingredients

  • Fats: Unsalted butter for moisture and a tender crumb.
  • Sweetener: Granulated sugar for sweetness and texture.
  • Flavour Enhancers: Vanilla extract and cocoa powder for depth.
  • Structure: Plain (all-purpose) flour, baking powder, and salt for a balanced texture.
  • Moisture and Binding: Eggs for structure and moisture.

How to Make Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

  1. Prepare: Preheat oven and line muffin cups.
  2. Blend: Blend cocoa powder and boiling water; let cool.
  3. Combine Dry: Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Beat: Cream until light; add eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add Dry: Gradually mix in dry ingredients.
  6. Fold: Stir in the cooled cocoa mixture.
  7. Bake: Fill cups and bake until springy.

The printable recipe below includes the complete list of ingredients, their quantities and detailed instructions.

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cupcake Serving Suggestions

  • Tea Time Treat: Pair with Earl Grey tea for a sophisticated treat.
  • Ice Cream Match: Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Coffee Affair: Savour with a bold espresso or cappuccino.
  • Berry Bliss: Serve with fresh berries for a burst of fruity goodness. Specifically, raspberries pair exceptionally well with chocolate.

Tips and Tricks for Success

  • Temperature Matters: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for smooth blending and even baking.
  • Gentle Mixing: When combining wet and dry ingredients, gently fold for a soft crumb texture.
  • Precise Baking Time: Keep a close eye on baking time to avoid over-baking and ensure moistness.
  • Toothpick Test: Use a toothpick to check cupcakes for doneness.
  • Cool Gradually: Allow cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Flavourful Frosting: For an extra dimension, add a touch of instant coffee granules to the frosting for a subtle mocha twist.

How to Freeze Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

  • Freeze: Place cupcakes in a single layer in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw: Transfer to the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Recipe

Now you have read the recipe tips, tricks, and a freezing and thawing guide, you’re ready to enjoy the rich flavour of these chocolate fudge cupcakes.

They’re perfect for sharing or savouring alone. Aka. Sneaking off to a quiet area away from prying eyes and chowing down on chocolate bliss. 😆

Would you share your cupcakes?

Yield: 16-20 cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Recipe by Sweet2EatBaking/com

Delicious rich chocolate fudge cupcakes with rich chocolate buttercream frosting swirls. Perfect chocolate treat for children of all ages.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes



  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) boiling water
  • 1⅓ cups (175g) plain (all purpose) flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 4 oz (120g) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ⅔ cup (150g) unsalted butter
  • 1⅓ cups (160g) icing (powdered) sugar, sifted
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F. Lightly butter, or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl stir until smooth the boiling hot water and the cocoa powder. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Then in the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  5. Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 16 – 20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. (Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  6. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, it’s time to make the chocolate fudge frosting.
  7. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  8. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes).
  9. Decorate cupcakes as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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