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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

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

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

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  • 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
  • 1 (4.4 ounce) extra large Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 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 Responses to “Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Jill — February 12, 2015 at 6:41 am

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

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 12th, 2015 @ 7:25 am

      Yes, you can use yogurt instead of sour cream! Enjoy 🙂

  2. Tania S. — November 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    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. Kanchan MARATHÉ — November 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    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! 😀 

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — November 10th, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      Your very welcome, I’m so glad your family loved them! 🙂

  4. Chichi — October 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

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

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 24, 2014 at 8:47 am

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

  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche — October 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm

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

  7. Beth @ The First Year — October 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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

  8. Karen @ The Food Charlatan — October 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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

  9. Brianne @Cupcakes & Kale Chips — October 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Totally classic and love the sprinkles for the cute factor!

  10. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — October 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

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

  11. — October 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

    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. 🙂

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 23rd, 2014 @ 8:47 am

      Thanks for the pin, Christine! 🙂

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