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Mini Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes

Recipe from Everyday Food, February 2005

  • yield: Makes 36




  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white
  • Vanilla Cream-Cheese Frosting


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line three 12-cup mini muffin trays with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    With an electric mixer, combine cocoa and 3 tablespoons hot water until a thick paste forms. Add butter, buttermilk, egg, and egg white; beat until combined. Whisk in flour mixture until smooth.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer batter to prepared tins. Each cup should be about 2/3 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. Step 4

    Use an offset spatula or butter knife to spread icing over tops. Decorate as desired.