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Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ultra moist chocolate cupcakes with a swirl of cream cheese frosting on top.

These chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the fluffiest cupcakes you'll ever eat. The rich, chocolate flavor pairs perfectly with tangy cream cheese.

Ingredients for the Cupcakes

Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, egg, egg white, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and coffee.

Ingredients for the Frosting

Unsalted butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.

First, pour the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl. Whisk until everything is evenly mixed.

Step 1

Next, whisk the egg, egg white, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract together vigorously in a separate bowl.

Step 2

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until smooth. Then mix in the coffee in two additions.

Step 3

Portion the batter even  into a cupcake pan filled with liners and bake for 16-20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.

Step 4

While the cupcakes cool, make the cream cheese frosting by beating butter and sugar until smooth. Then add the vanilla and then the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.

Step 5

Frost the cupcakes and enjoy! Want to make this recipe? Check out the full instructions at: