Devil's Food Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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For a friend's holiday party I volunteered to bring cupcakes. I decided on chocolate cupcakes with two different frosting choices - cream cheese and peppermint butter cream. To make them festive for the holidays, I sprinkled crushed candy cane on top.

If you like chocolate cupcakes, these are great and are very moist.

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Servings: 24 cupcakes


Cost per serving $0.60 view details


  1. Cupcakes:
  2. Preheat to 350°F.
  3. Fill 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.
  4. Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend.
  5. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended.
  6. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Beat in yolk.
  8. Add cocoa and beat until well blended.
  9. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with ice water in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating until just blended and smooth after each addition.
  10. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full with batter. I like to use a large cookie scoop for this, but a spoon will work too.
  11. Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
  12. Cool cupcakes in pans on racks 15 minutes.
  13. Can be made 1 day ahead. Store in cupcake storage containers.
  14. Frost with desired frosting.
  15. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  16. In bowl for mixer, combine butter and cream cheese and medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  17. Slowly add powdered sugar and with mixer on med-high blend until creamy and desired consistency. If you like a sweeter frosting add more sugar. Start with 3 cups and see how it tastes to you.
  18. Frost cupcakes and decorate! YUM!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 108g
Recipe makes 24 servings
Calories 353  
Calories from Fat 139 39%
Total Fat 15.81g 20%
Saturated Fat 9.09g 36%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbs 49.98g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 36.46g 24%
Protein 4.1g 7%
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