11 Chocolate Cupcake Recipes That Will Help You Win the War


Cupcake Wars.

It’s more than just the name of a TV show.

It’s also how many people may feel when it comes to competition between cooks.

Fortunately, we’ve listed a handful of chocolate cupcake recipes below, all of which we’ve tried ourselves and all of which are guarantee to lead you to delicious victory.


  1. Mint Chocolate Ice Box Cupcakes Recipe
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    • I have found icebox cakes to be one of the most universally popular desserts on the planet. I don’t know if it’s the ease of preparation or the light, creamy flavor, but I can always count on an icebox cake to get eaten up at any potluck. I grew up eating an éclair cake that …
  2. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  3. Chocolate Caramel Corn Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Soooo, question: Is putting popcorn on cupcakes weird? Oh. What about if it’s caramel corn? Covered in chocolate? Yes. I thought that might be acceptable. Lately, I am eating a lot of caramel corn. It’s like a phase. I go through these weird phases where I eat something CONSTANTLY, then I get so sick of it, I don’t …
  4. Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe
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    • It’s hard to top a good classic chocolate chip cookie. I recently read an article which claimed chocolate chip cookies are the #3 most popular dessert in America. Huh? #3? I have a problem with this. Sure, selecting the most popular American dessert is a tough job… but how do chocolate chip cookies land at …
  5. Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender Goat Cheese Frosting Recipe
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    • How do you feel about putting goat cheese in a dessert? I know it sounds odd, but I promise, it’s unbelievably awesome. Actually, I’ve been kind of obsessing over the idea of goat cheese in sweet applications ever since I made these Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies for a holiday cookie exchange, last year. The cookies turned out …
  6. Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Now that it’s winter, I want to make hazelnut everything. While I don’t enjoy eating plain hazelnuts, once paired with chocolate or espresso, they become irresistible. When these chocolate hazelnut cupcakes first come out of the oven, they taste like chocolate mousse, which I admit sounds weird, but incredibly delicious! But then you let them …
  7. Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
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    • When I was in junior high, I was obsessed with having a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day. Every year, I’d eye the balloons and candy that were being delivered to the classrooms, wondering if one of them was for me from a secret love. So, so dramatic. I think I might have been watching too much Saved By …
  8. Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Nothing says “I love you” like baking someone some cupcakes. It’s especially sweet when you’re making homemade gifts or a dessert on Valentine’s Day. But let’s face it, there’s nothing romantic about sharing a couple dozen cupcakes with anyone. I mean really, let’s have a romantic meal by candle light, some wine and then let’s bring …
  9. Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes Recipe
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    • These gluten free, super chocolatey cupcakes are perfect after school or after work or heck – even for breakfast! These cupcakes are filled with avocado, dark chocolate and flaxseed meal, and will power you up for whatever your day holds! My daughter isn’t a fan of avocados. In fact, she downright detests them! However, if I happen to …
  10. Fudge-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe
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    • I don’t make cupcakes often, but when I do, I go all out! I like to push the limits and take my cupcakes straight to flavor town. I used my Cherry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (minus the cherries) as the base for this recipe. After the cupcakes bake and cool completely, they get stuffed with homemade hot fudge sauce. I …
  11. Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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    • Frosting. It’s pretty much an essential part of every kid’s childhood, amiright? When my daughter was diagnosed as lactose intolerant last summer, frosting was one of the first things I started to tackle to make it dairy free. This decadent vegan chocolate frosting was the result! I have a big family, which means a lot of …

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