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Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Catherine Olson
Are you in the mood for chocolate? These Death by Chocolate Cupcakes will fulfill your craving for chocolate every single time!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 42 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs

Chocolate Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Chocolate Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions
 

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Whip all cheesecake ingredients together until smooth and creamy
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons into cupcake liners
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 300° for 10-12 minutes or until barely set
  • Remove from oven and increase temperature to Fahrenheit 350°
  • While cooking, prepare chocolate cake

Chocolate Cake

  • Beat eggs and sugar until creamy
  • Add half flour and half sour cream, plus cocoa powder and salt just until ingredients are incorporated
  • Add melted butter and whip until smooth
  • Stir in remaining flour, sour cream, baking soda and powder until mixed in
  • Pour over baked cheesecake until ¾ full
  • Place back in oven
  • Bake for additional 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch
  • Remove from cupcake tins and cool on wire rack

Chocolate Frosting

  • Beat all ingredients together until thick and smooth
  • Pipe large swirls over domed cupcakes
  • Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies or mini chocolate chips
  • Yields 36-42 cupcakes
Keyword Death by Chocolate Cupcakes