Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

You will never see a more decadent chocolate cupcake recipe than this one! Don’t let another day pass without making these all from scratch Dark Chocolate Cupcakes.  Your mouth will thank you! Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Made from scratch using only the best chocolate available these cupcakes are to Die For Good! So Rich and dense and everything you could ever want in a chocolate cupcakeFollow The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen on PinterestFacebook, Twitter or Instagram!   I’d love to connect with you!

I made for you the most decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcake you have ever seen.  On the first bite you will experience a symphony of deep dark sweet chocolate.  Then you won’t be able to get over how dense but yet oh so moist these cupcakes are.  

recipeGhirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Made from scratch using only the best chocolate available these cupcakes are to Die For Good! So Rich and dense and everything you could ever want in a chocolate cupcake

I melted 1/2 cup of Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers and poured into the batter. Oh My! These cupcakes have more Chocolate than you can imagine.  I have to tell you how easy these are to make.  Ghirardelli makes baking a snap with perfectly even melting.  Not only did I use the melted wafers in the cake batter, I also made an unbelievably amazing Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Made from scratch using only the best chocolate available these cupcakes are to Die For Good! So Rich and dense and everything you could ever want in a chocolate cupcake

I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips for this over the top Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Super rich and such deep dark Chocolate.  This cupcake is not for the faint of heart.   Your tastes buds will transported to a place of pure bliss!

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Made from scratch using only the best chocolate available these cupcakes are to Die For Good! So Rich and dense and everything you could ever want in a chocolate cupcake

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Made from scratch using only the best chocolate available these cupcakes are to Die For Good! So Rich and dense and everything you could ever want in a chocolate cupcake

   You know how much satisfaction you get knowing that you made this from scratch for your family, with love.

 You need to make these cupcakes Today!  They are easy to make

recipe here

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  1. Ilene says:

    These cupcakes look delicious; thanks for posting. Question: for the melting wafers and chocolate chips, do I melt first and then measure? If so, I assume that I should use a liquid measuring cup?

  2. I would love to pin and try this recipe but have to ask about the cocoa powder for the cupcakes, does the recipe really call for 3/4 cup plus another 3/4 cup cocoa powder or is this a typo?

  3. These are so perfect!! I am picturing myself eating that cupcake. starting at the frosting and working my way down… I’m in LOVE!
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  4. I too, am a lover of all things chocolate. These cupcakes are exactly what my sweet dreams are made of. Pinning!
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  5. Ghirardelli is my absolute favorite chocolate and these cupcakes look incredible!!! I just want to tear into one (or five, lol) right now!
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  6. These look like the ULTIMATE chocolate cupcakes! Amazing!
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  7. Oh my… These look so amazing. I am a total chocolate lover!
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  8. Oh my… These look so amazing. I am a total chocolate lover!
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  9. These are seriously decadent! I could go for a bowl of that frosting right now!

  10. Yes, please….2 for me! Maybe 3…. :)
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  12. Yum, I love the darkness of the cupcake, it looks delicious. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!
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  13. I know…I love the idea of Valentine’s Day, commercialization or not. Besides, I had a best friend in high school that would literally do the holiday in black…which meant BURNT cookies. Burning cookies? Pretty high up there on sacrifices I’m not willing to make;p Oh yes, and I’m officially drooling over your cupcakes!
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  14. Oh my! These look amazing! I kind of want one right now! Making these very soon:)
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  15. OMG !!
    These cupcakes look fantastic!!
    My mouth is watering just looking at these wonderful photos :)
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  16. Chandra,
    I just scored some Ghirardelli chocolate melts at Target on sale – yippe! I will SO be making these!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe – I pinned it.
    Ang

  17. Yum, these look absolutely delicious! Love your photos! :)
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  18. These look truly amazing. I am a cupcake freak and with Ghiradelli, I know these are good!
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  19. I LOVE the Ghirardelli 60% chips, and these cupcakes look so chocolaty and delicious. THe photos are gorgeous, too!
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  20. Oh, my goodness! These cupcakes look amazing! I love Ghiradelli chocolate!
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  21. Carolyn D. says:

    These look so DELISH. I have a question about the amount of cocoa powder in the cupcakes. It says ‘3/4 plus another 3/4 cup Dutch Process cocoa powder’. Does that mean a total of 1 1/2 cups cocoa which is same amount as the flour? Are the melts available in retail stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby?

    • Yes that is correct about the cocoa powder. It’s what makes the cupcakes so dark. I bought my melts at Target. I have seen them at Wal Mart also. I don’t know about Hobby Lobby or Michaels. They should be in the baking isle of any local grocery store. I hope you do make these. I really loved them!

  22. These are fabulous! Ghiradelli is my favorite chocolate ever! Gorgeous photos!
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  23. I adore dark chocolate and Ghiradelli. I haven’t seen the melts yet. Must go search them out so I can make these delicious cupcakes.
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  24. I am such a chocolate lover, so these are right up my alley! 😉 They look amazing!
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  25. Gorgeous! and who doesn’t love Ghirardelli
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  26. OMG…..these look so delicious Chandra!! I love Ghirardelli dark chocolates, always delicious and they don’t contain dairy. :)
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  27. Great Job Chandra!! I love the pictures, and these sound SO AMAZING. I’ve been on a bit of a citrus kick lately, and I was just thinking I need to try some chocolate to break it up!!
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  28. Oh, yum! These look great!!! I am always tempted to buy other, cheaper, lesser quality chocolate chips, but I always regret it. Ghirardelli chocolate is the best!! (Especially when it is on sale, hehe)
    Have you been to the Ghirardelli shop in San Francisco? Amaaaazing!
    Thanks for the recipe!!
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  29. I LOVE Ghiradelli! These look absolutely amazing.
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  30. These look incredible!! I love that you added melted chocolate to the batter – the more chocolate the better!! :)
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  31. These look scrumptious!! Can’t wait to try! Have pinned!
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  32. Hi Chandra, These look so yummy! I am pinning this to my baking board.
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  33. These look so good. I just may have to go buy me some chocolate!
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  34. Oh. My. Word. These look deeeee-lish!! Deb
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  35. Your cupcakes look so fantastic! I too love chocolate and pink. The perfect combination. I didn’t know Ghirardelli made melting chocolate. I will have to try them out the next time I need some.
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  36. These cupcakes look so good! I love anything chocolate, and these look super-chocolatey!
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  37. These are beautiful. I love all things Ghirardelli.

  38. Oh my these cupcakes are rockin’! Love chocolate cupcakes! And these look divine!
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