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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-count muffin tin with cupcake liners, and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

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  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and 8 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Stir in the melted chocolate until combined. Stir in remaining 3 ounces of chocolate and nuts if desired.

  • Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop, fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter. Bake until a firm crust forms on the cupcakes, about 20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool, about 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan, and continue to cool on a wire rack.

  • Ice cupcakes with a generous amount of chocolate frosting.

Reviews (5)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
05/31/2011
I made this as my son's classroom snack. The batter stretched to make 21 cupcakes (about 1-1/2 oz (40g) of batter per cupcake). I baked it for exactly 20 minutes. There was plenty of yummy frosting leftover, too. (Used a little less than an ounce (20g) frosting for each; just right for kids.) This cupcake is incredible! Tastes like a brownie, but neither fudgy nor cakey. It's simply perfect. One of the best cupcakes I have ever tasted.
Rating: Unrated
04/22/2011
Probably the best cupcake recipe on marthastewart.com
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05/24/2008
Will adjsut baking time and temperature the next time I make again cos after 15 mins, the crust was ok but inside still very runny. I lowered the temperature and baked another 10 mins but crust was a little burnt. Had to scrape the burnt crust. Besides that, it was really tasty. Definately worth making!
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Rating: Unrated
05/01/2008
The frosting is a must! Delicious with the frosting, not so much without. Made to eat right away...they get pretty hard after 1-2 days of sitting. Very easy to do and great to bake on a whim with ingredients mostly already in the kitchen. Excellent for satisfying your chocolate cravings!
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2008
I have yet to add the icing, but I tried one of the mini-sized ones I did with the extra batter, and OH! Chocolate Heaven!