Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

A dressed-up cake mix is topped with decadent chocolate buttercream frosting for a perfect treat to serve chocolate lovers!

30 min. prep time
24 cupcakes
000 Ratings



1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon almond extract


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Dash salt
1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Chocolate shavings, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until batter is well mixed.

Divide evenly among baking cups. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin pans; cool completely.

Beat 1/2 cup butter in bowl until creamy. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and salt alternately with whipping cream until well mixed. Stir in melted chocolate and corn syrup.

Frost or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, if desired.

*Substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 1/2 cups; let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 240

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 240mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #15922©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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