The best chocolate cupcakes recipe uses every special trick to enhance the chocolate flavor. It’s the best recipe I’ve worked with.
These are nothing… but… chocolate. It’s an in-your-face chocolate cupcake. Really, it might even be too chocolaty, if that is even possible (who am I kidding, who would even think such a thing?).
What makes this chocolate cupcake recipe stand out is the focus on ingredients and techniques that maximize the chocolate flavor.
- Using more than 1 type of chocolate
- Adding cocoa powder to melted butter (instead of adding it to the dry ingredients) enhances the flavor (thanks for that tip, Cook’s Illustrated)
- Coffee also enhances the chocolate flavor. But to make sure they don’t taste like a mocha, we use just a small amount of espresso (or dissolved instant coffee)