Chocolate Cupcakes

Valentines Cupcakes. Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Icing, yum! Topped with Chocolate heart arrows.

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These cupcakes are a perfect Valentine’s treat for your someone special. They are rich, moist and chocolatey – topped with fresh strawberry Swiss meringue icing and cute chocolate heart arrows.


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup good cocoa powder (dark)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee


  1. Line 2 – 3 muffin tins with cupcake liners, set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time and vanilla, beat well.
  5. In a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix well. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl (or a measuring cup) mix together brewed coffee and buttermilk.
  7. With the mixer on low speed, add your dry ingredients and coffee mixture to your butter mixture, alternating dry and wet 2 to 3 times.
  8. Pour the batter into your prepared muffin cups. Note these cupcakes do not rise very much so you can be a little more generous in filling each cup. For better consistency use an ice-cream scoop to scoop batter into each muffin cup.
  9. Bake for approx. 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.
  10. Ice with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Icing (recipe below).


Keywords: Chocolate Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Valentines, Swiss Meringue Icing, Chocolate, Strawberry

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