Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting

We love cupcakes in the house. These Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting are fun to make and they look so nice on a dessert table. When I make them they are popular with my young nieces and my dad. They can't only eat one, they go for seconds and even ask to bring some home after the party. If you make them, make sure you bake a double batch!
Decorating cupcakes is something that I really enjoy to do. Years ago I bought a cupcake decorating set and have been using it a lot. For this frosting I made a buttercream frosting and added couple drops of food coloring to have a nice, light pink color. You can use any color that you like. I like to use a large tip for cupcakes and just swirl the icing on top of the cupcakes. It's always good to practice couple times before you serve your cupcakes to guests. And don't forget to involve kids, they love to bake and help decorate. Mine still do even if they are older.

If you want to offer cupcakes to friends and family they look great in these gift boxes that I found at Dollarama:


2 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup skim milk
¼ cup sour cream 14%
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp Club House Pure Vanilla Extract
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

½ cup butter, soft
4 cups powdered sugar 
6-7 tbsp skim milk
Club House Red Food Colour
Cake Mate Sugars Sprinkles

1- Preheat the oven to 350F (180 C). Line a 12 cup muffin tray with paper baking cups.

2- In a large bowl combine the eggs and sugar. Mix with an electric hand mixer for one minute at high speed.

3- Add milk, sour cream, oil and vanilla extract and mix for 30 seconds at high speed.

4- In a small bowl sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add this mix to the wet mix. Mix for two minutes starting at low speed and increase to high speed.
Scoop the batter into muffin tin.

5- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool at room temperature for one hour before frosting.

6- Icing: In a large bowl mix the butter, powdered sugar and milk. With a hand mixer starting at low, combine. If the frosting is too thick, add milk. If frosting is too thin, add powdered sugar. Add a few drops of red food colouring to make the icing pink.

7- To frost the cupcakes: use a piping bag and a piping tip to decorate the cupcakes or frost with a knife.

8- Decorate with sugar sprinkles.


  1. I seem to be the only one that hasn't had a cupcake in years! Haven't caught on to the craze out there.

  2. Such pretty piped swirls on your cupcakes! Looks great :)
    I have mixed feelings about cupcakes because I find it's hard to get frosting with every bite of cake, and to not just get a mouthful of frosting, but a good cupcake recipe is so handy to have because you never know when you need to bake something for a party, and cupcakes means no cake cutting because they are already portioned out! That's a win in my books :)

  3. I love a good sour cream chocolate cake. And I love the look of your cupcakes, especially in that cute box!

  4. We are mad for cupcakes ourselves Helene !!

  5. They look so pretty they are very good..I love Dollarama:)

  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe! These cupcakes look delicious!

  7. My birthday is monday and I want these cupcakes!

  8. I have mixed feelings about cupcakes. With the craze out there, there are so many cupcakes, but sometimes I'm disappointed - mostly with the cakes that are dry and don't have much flavour. The one you've shared above look yummy!

  9. These look delicious and have no odd ingredients. I have everything in my pantry, think I might make them today

  10. Gorgeous cupcakes! I wish I could grab one...



  11. I just might make these tonight as I have all the ingredients. Very unusual for me.

  12. My Mom taught us to cut the cupcake in half then turn the icing side down and sandwich the icing between the cake and then you get more icing flavor through more of the cake :) in my brain it makes sense I hope you understand what I mean lol

  13. I love your recipes on your site, but this , well I am in love with this one. Looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I haven't had a cupcake in years!

  15. Love cupcakes. Very pretty!

  16. I love cupcakes! These look so pretty, and could probably be decorated quite quickly with a piping bag and tip. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Mmmm, these look so good, I love a good cupcake!!

  18. is there anything buttercream can't do!


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