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Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Super moist, homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and topped with SPRINKLES!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Recipe by

These chocolate cupcakes are simply delicious, nothing fancy about them. Just a simple, super moist, and tender chocolate flavored cupcake topped with a creamy, milk chocolate buttercream frosting. And of course, a ton of chocolate SPRINKLES!

I have used this chocolate cupcake recipe as my base for my overloaded Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes, and my Twix Cupcakes which would be the perfect cupcake to make with all the candy you or your kids will get from Trick or Treating next week. And if your still looking for a Halloween treat to bring to your Halloween party next week, then these chocolate cupcakes are perfect top with Halloween SPRINKLES!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Recipe by


✔ Don’t be alarmed by how THICK the cupcake batter is, it’s suppose to be THICK. That’s what makes these chocolate cupcakes the BEST!

✔ To fill the cupcake liners, I used a 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop and I put TWO “cookie scoops” of chocolate cupcake batter into each cupcake liner.

For the milk chocolate buttercream frosting, I bought the XL Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bar which is 4.4 ounces but if you can’t find the XL Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bar you can buy 4  (1.55 oz.) regular sized Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bars.


Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Recipe by

Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Recipe by
Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (make sure to properly measure the flour!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (1) muffin tins with 12 cupcake liners. Set aside.

STEP 1: In a medium bowl, mix flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer  on medium speed, beat eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and creamy.

STEP 3: Add the butter and vanilla extract and beat on low speed for about 1 minute, or until well blended.

STEP 4: Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until blended. DO NOT OVER MIX!

STEP 5: Add the sour cream and beat until smooth.

STEP 6: Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 the way full with cupcake batter. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.


* Click here to see the step-by-step on how to make the Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!

STEP 7: Place milk chocolate candy bar into small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside and allow to cool.

STEP 8: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

STEP 9: Add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract, and mix until combined. Fold in milk chocolate until fully incorporated into frosting.

STEP 10: Frost cupcakes using a piping bag or knife. Top with SPRINKLES and enjoy!


 *Store cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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14 comments on “Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Can’t wait to try these! Could I use yogurt in place of sour cream?

  2. Oh my goodness … these cupcakes are so easy and so perfectly delicious.  I just made them for my weekly trivia team donation for this evening.  I’m sure they will be a hit. we’ve just tried one plain and warm.  PERFECTION, this will be my new go to chocolate cupcake recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Hi! I tried out your recipe today. Before I could cool and ice the cupcakes, they had vanished! My family absolutely loved them! They’re yummy 🙂

    Thank you for the recipe! 😀 

  4. Chocolate cupcakes are my favs and yours look so moist and yummy

  5. Love the look of that frosting! Wish I had one right now!

  6. Your images of these chocolate cupcakes have definitely made me hungry! Great recipe… they look SO delicious!

  7. Girl, I need you to teach me how to make the perfect cupcake!! Amazing!

  8. I am SO down with any cupcakes that have bittersweet chocolate in the recipe. These looks so rich and delicious!

  9. Totally classic and love the sprinkles for the cute factor!

  10. You can’t go wrong with chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles!!  YUM!!

  11. I’ll have one of these for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  These look incredible, Jenn!  I’ve pinned and can’t wait to make. You know these are right up my choco-holic alley. 🙂

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