Betty's Dark Chocolate Cupcakes--for Valentine's Day!

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Sep. 19, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Dark Chocolate Cupcakes. These may be served as is, but I will be creating a Valentine's Day topping for the cupcakes later.


Unsweetened chocolate 4 Ounce (4 (1) ounce cubes)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Eggs 2 Medium
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Buttermilk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (or milk
Water 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line 3 large non- stick cupcake (12 cupcakes) pans with cupcake liners. Set aside.

3. In a double boiler melt chocolate. Stir well till smooth and set aside to cool.

4. Mix the water and buttermilk well. Set aside.

5. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.


6. In a large bowl put butter and sugar. Using electric beater beat them till light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well till incorporated after each addition.

7. Pour the cooled melted chocolate into the butter mixture. Mix well till combined.

8. In batches add the buttermilk mixture and flour mixture alternately into the butter-chocolate mixture and mix well after each addition till combined. Start and end with the flour mixture. Pour the vanilla extract and stir it well till incorporated.

9. Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake pans to fill up to 2/3rd. Bake them for around 15 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean (check after 12 minutes).

10. Remove from the over and transfer them onto cooling rack to cool completely.


11. Serve the cupcakes either as it is or frosted and decorated as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 36

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 112Calories from Fat 39

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 88 mg3.67%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 11 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet