Chocolate Cupcake Recipes
Moist chocolate cupcakes with an equally decadent frosting will be the first to go on any dessert table. They're easy to eat, fun to make from scratch (let the kids help!), and totally delicious.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache FrostingWhip the ganache as little or as long as you like, depending on how you prefer the consistency.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Monogram CupcakesPipe guests' initials onto the tops of these cupcakes, or create a message that is spelled out when the cupcakes are lined up.
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Chocolate CupcakesThis recipe is the gold standard when it comes to classic cupcakes. We frosted these with Easy White Icing, but you could use our Chocolate Glaze for an even richer dessert.
Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Devil's Food CupcakesWe mixed sour cream into the batter to add moistness and a subtle tang. Silky smooth ganache makes a rich topping; other options include seven-minute frosting and cream-cheese frosting. The chocolate curls are easily made with a few strokes of a vegetable peeler.
Vegan Chocolate CupcakesThis frosting keeps well at room temperature for a few hours, however if it starts to get too warm or you are not eating the cupcakes right away, place them in the refrigerator.
Molten Chocolate-Espresso CakesThese little cakes are our new go-to dessert, for so many reasons. They're fast and easy (though they don't look it), and they're great for company or just whenever you need a chocolate fix (pretty much every afternoon). Serve them plain, or topped with a bit of ganache and a sprinkling of pistachios or (our favorite) flaky sea salt.
Oreo Cookie Cupcake with a Raspberry Fluff FrostingA decadent and creative dessert that’s perfect for parties and celebrations, the Oreo cookie is tucked inside a moist and chocolatey center, your kids will love this special treat!
Chocolate Cupcake ConesBe the hero at your child's birthday party with these faux ice cream cones.
Individual Boston Cream PiesThe classic pie flavors are just as delicious in cupcake form. Martha made this recipe on episode 701 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Neapolitan CupcakesThese nostalgic cuties can be made a day in advance -- store them in an airtight container at room temperature and frost just before serving.Recipe
Milk-Chocolate Pudding CupcakesThe cupcakes here, inspired by the squiggly-topped childhood favorite, are plumped up with a chocolaty pudding filling, topped with a ganache glaze, and crowned with elegant chocolate curls. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 603.Recipe
Owl CupcakesIf the cream filling of the sandwich cookies is discolored by cookie crumbs when twisted open, gently scrape with a paring knife to remove loose crumbs before using.Recipe
One-Bowl Chocolate CupcakesThis recipe for a classic chocolate cupcake is one to keep in the arsenal.Recipe
Black Bottom CupcakesThough unfrosted, these chocolate cupcakes with a marble-topped cream cheese filling aren't lacking in flavor or appearance. Their smooth tops also make them ideal candidates for baking cupcakes to-go.Recipe
Football CupcakesThese chocolate-and-mint cupcakes are a festive -- and sweetly delicious -- way to kick off football season.Recipe
Cookies and Cream CupcakesA sweet surprise awaits in the center of this cupcake -- no messy extra steps required, thanks to the genius addition of a store-bought cream-filled chocolate cookie.Post
Send Your Valentine a Heart-Shaped Sweet Treat
Sure flowers are nice, but we're sure you'll agree that chocolate and other confections make the sweetest tokens of affection -- especially when they're heart-shaped.Video
Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate CupcakesSarah’s chocolate cupcakes are filled with a creamy peanut butter frosting and rich marshmallow fluff creating a dessert combination of pure decadence.Recipe
Mini Double Diablo CupcakesThis recipe can also be used to make one 8-inch cake.Post
Irish Stout Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by baking with beer.Video
High Hat Cupcakes
Martha Stewart prepares high hat cupcakes using devil's food cake batter made wit Dutch process cocoa.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Boston Cream CupcakesMartha Stewart introduces a show on how to make moist cupcakes, and how to make Martha's tender moist Boston cream pie cupcakes.Video
Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting, Part 1Martha Stewart and guest Lori Sandler bake chocolate cupcakes free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and eggs.Video
How to Decorate Pet-Themed DessertsMartha Stewart, cake decorator Kate Sullivan, and editorial director Darcy Miller decorate dog-themed cupcakes with frosting and chocolate fondant.