If you’ve been looking for the best chocolate cupcake recipe, you’ve found it! This method is based on the classic Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe that’s been around for almost a century – the texture of the cupcakes are moist from the unique technique of mixing in boiling hot coffee. The cacao or cocoa powder you use makes a huge difference, use a very high quality cacao powder if you want to make the most amazing chocolate cupcakes. I tested several different cacao and cocoa powders and Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder had the best flavor (link here). The flavor is rich, complex and very chocolatey!
The version I made has Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (recipe here) and decorated for Valentine’s Day. I used a Russian Ball Piping Tip (link here) for the frosting, I love the beautiful ruffles it makes.