Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes
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A dressed-up cake mix is topped with decadent chocolate buttercream frosting for a perfect treat to serve chocolate lovers!
30 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 cups
buttermilk*
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
unsweetened cocoa
1 (1-ounce) square
bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon
almond extract

Frosting

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
unsweetened cocoa
Dash
salt
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 (1-ounce) square
bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon
light corn syrup
 
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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine all cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until batter is well mixed.
  3. Divide evenly among baking cups. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin pans; cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. Frost or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, if desired.
  6. *Substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 1/2 cups; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
240
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
3g
Fat
14g
Sodium
240mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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