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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting You can cook Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting using 17 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. You need of Dark chocolate cupcake:.
  2. It's 3 cups of all purpose flour.
  3. You need 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  4. It's 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar.
  5. Prepare 2 tsp of baking soda.
  6. You need 1 tsp of salt.
  7. It's 2 cups of warm coffee (freshly brewed).
  8. You need 2 Tbsp of white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar).
  9. Prepare 4 tsp of vanilla extract.
  10. Prepare 2/3 cup of pure olive oil (or canola oil).
  11. It's of Frosting:.
  12. It's 8 oz (1 package) of cream cheese, softened at room temperature.
  13. Prepare 1/2 cup of butter, softened at room temperature.
  14. It's 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  15. Prepare 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  16. Prepare 1/4 tsp of salt.
  17. Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting instructions

  1. To make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Brew your coffee; you can brew instant coffee with 2 cups of hot water (or mix 6 espresso shots with enough hot water equal to 2 cups of liquid).
  2. In a large bowl whisk together 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt..
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups coffee, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 4 tsp vanilla extract and 2/3 cup pure olive oil..
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until they come together.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to pour batter into your lined cupcake pan; They should be about 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes on the center rack or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan 5 minutes and remove to cool on a rack..
  6. To make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer using paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl), beat together 8 oz cream cheese with 1/2 cup butter on medium/high speed until creamy (3 min), scraping down the bowl as needed..
  7. Sift in 2 cups powdered sugar with 1/2 cup cocoa powder to ensure there are no lumps then add 1/4 tsp salt. Mix on low speed until well combined, scrape down the bowl well then increase to medium/high speed and beat until smooth and whipped (1 min)..
  8. 3. Add 1 tsp vanilla and beat on medium/high until smooth (1 min). Now it’s ready to be piped onto cooled cupcakes..