Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Cupcakes

Yay! You've just found your new favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe!
Beginning and ending with Sharffen Berger Dark Chocolate, I'm pretty sure you'll find..
you just can't stop at one! Hubby and Grandkids rated these a 10!
If you need an instant *happiness* boost, just open up a jar of coconut oil or a bar of Scharffen Berger chocolate and take a nice long sniff...ahhhhh.. 

Frosted & Delicious~Dark Chocolate Cupcakes!
Cupcakes and Frosting are recipes I adapted from Chocolate Fantasies cookbook.
Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened Scharffen Berger dark chocolate
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In mixer, cream coconut oil . Add sugar, beating well at medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add melted chocolate, mixing well. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in separate bowl. Add to chocolate batter alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add water and vanilla, mixing well. Prepare two 12 cup muffin tins with cupcake liners. Fill each tin 3/4 full with batter.
Bake 18 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate Frosting
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened Scharffen Berger dark chocolate
2 cups 10 x sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melt coconut oil and chocolate over low heat. Add sugar, milk and salt. Beat on medium speed with mixer until smooth. Stir in vanilla. (I let mine cool completely to thicken up a bit as I wanted to pipe the frosting onto cupcakes) 
For added visual interest..I made chocolate ribbons from a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler. I also drizzled the cupcakes with some of the frosting. Ooh la la!
Thank you visiting
Have a Sweet Day!
Comments are welcome.


  1. These look amazing! I love that you used coconut oil in the recipe. Can't wait to make these!

    1. Thank you icakepops! I'm a cocoNUT! Love the flavor..but not the texture. These cupcakes are our new favorite!