I will never fall in love with a cupcake the same way as I’ve fallen in love with these chocolate cakes of heaven.
It was Mother’s day yesterday, flowers and spring blooming all around to celebrate the beautiful mothers in the world. I know that in the western world Mother’s day is celebrated in May but over here in the Arab world we celebrate it in March. Since my mama is originally from Syria but we’re also half Dutch we celebrate on both days so my beautiful mum gets two Mother’s days every year. God bless all of the beautiful mamas out there, there truly is no life or love without each and every one of you and if one thing comes out of this joyful day, I hope that is that you all know how much you are appreciated 🙂
I chose to share today’s recipe because my mum absolutely adores dark chocolate. Actually she loves black super dark chocolate so I’ve made these to celebrate her deep love of the cocoa bean 😉
These are the most decadent chocolate cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. They are so soft, moist and tender, you will literally take a bite then stop to Mmmm, look at the tender crumb and say “wow”! 😊 I’m not kidding! these babies are so rich and fudgy, you’re going to be wondering where they’ve been your whole life!
To make these cupcakes you’re going to melt some real dark chocolate and use cocoa powder. We’ve got a double dose of chocolate here.
You start by melting the chocolate with some butter in a bowl over some hot water or “bain-marie” you can also do this in the microwave but honestly why would you when this way releases the most wonderful chocolate-y aroma into the house making EVERYONE come into the kitchen to see what’s going on.
Use a heat proof bowl and fill up to an inch of water to simmer in the pan beneath.
This cupcake batter is very thick due to the addition of chocolate and we’re using sour cream too so be warned that it’ll be thick but super creamy.
Fill the cupcake cups only up to two third full because these cupcakes will rise. If you over fill the cups then the cake will rise too much before collapsing in the middle.
I topped these chocolate-y delights with some creamy dark chocolate frosting which I’ve previously shared with a number of recipes as well as it’s own post. You can also top these with any flavoured buttercream frosting like peanut butter or raspberry/any berry frosting or just a chocolate cream cheese or milk chocolate frosting frosting.
I can’t leave you guys without showing you the inside right… I mean have you ever seen this kind of crumb!
Seriously the most decadent and delicious chocolate cupcake in this universe 😉😍😋