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Devil's Food Cupcakes

  • yield: Makes 24 cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Step 2

    Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. In a bowl, stir baking soda into the boiling water; stir this mixture into chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Step 3

    Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until the mixture is light and pale yellow in color. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add flour and buttermilk, alternating between small amounts of each, and blend well.

  4. Step 4

    Add the melted chocolate and vanilla to the batter, and stir well. Pour the batter into the paper cups, and bake until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake, about 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from the oven, and allow them to cool briefly in the muffin tin before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely. Ice, and serve.

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Reviews (1)

  • 200rileyt 9 Aug, 2011

    They are chocolate heaven!!!