Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Find what you're craving. Top-rated recipes for moist, delicious chocolate cupcakes.

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Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 209
Chocolate and zucchini cupcakes with nuts - what could be better? Use pecans in place of walnuts if you like.
By Allrecipes Member

Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Chocolate cupcakes with an irresistible toasted marshmallow topping. Have a try!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 20
A delicious gluten free cupcake recipe using rice and millet flour. The millet lends a bit of a cornbread taste to it. This could also be made into a 8 or 9 inch cake, or without the cocoa powder for a white cake.

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 77
These are wonderful as long as they're not overbaked.

Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 11
Banana, walnut, and chocolate are always an amazing combination of ingredients, no matter what the delivery system, but it really doesn't get any better than in this ganache-frosted cupcake. A close second would be a chocolate-dipped frozen banana, rolled in walnuts, which is also a great treat, although much more awkward to eat in public. Feel free to omit the frosting and just enjoy these as muffins.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Rating: 4 stars 83
My mother always made these quick and easy cupcakes for impromptu summer barbeques and they are a childhood favorite of mine.

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 124
These chocolate cupcakes are easy to make and very tasty. You can also bake them as a cake.

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 469
Rich chocolate surprise cupcakes with cream cheese and chocolate chip center. They are also known as black bottom cupcakes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Rating: 4.5 stars 1433
Seriously, I'm a cupcake aficionado and these cupcakes are amazing! I saw them on a bakery menu and decided to replicate them.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1539
Soft and moist, deep red cupcakes topped with tangy cream cheese frosting.
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Irish Cocktail Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 5
If you've ever had a shot of Irish whiskey and Irish cream dropped in a glass of Guinness®, this it in dessert form. The best cupcake ever.

Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Rating: 4.5 stars 863
Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes, rich and gooey. Serve these little gems with a tall glass of ice cold milk.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 15
"Amazing! I made them exactly as the recipe states and they turned out wonderfully! I used a chocolate glaze recipe for the frosting." – PUMPKIN314
CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 28
"These are fabulous! They are very light and fluffy in texture and the flavor is so well balanced with the chocolate and cinnamon." – sanzoe
Cream Filled Cupcakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 463

Delicious and simple to make, a creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.