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 cupcake
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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.  

recipe
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 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


74 Comments on Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. avatar
    Ilene says:
    February 23, 2016

    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?

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      February 24, 2016

      Ilene this is a great question. You are going to measure them dry before you melt them. Thank you so much for reading my recipe! I really appreciate all my readers!

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    Sharon says:
    January 20, 2016

    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?

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      January 21, 2016

      It’s not a typo. I know it sounds funny but it really does need that much. I am so glad that you reached out to me! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. avatar
    February 23, 2014

    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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    Christine says:
    February 22, 2014

    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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    ang says:
    February 7, 2014

    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

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    Carolyn D. says:
    February 5, 2014

    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?

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      February 5, 2014

      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!

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    Kayla says:
    February 5, 2014

    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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    February 5, 2014

    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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      February 5, 2014

      Oh thanks Amy! Yes I have been there. We lived in the Central Valley for a while and we would go visit when we went to San Fran! Thanks for stopping by!

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