The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes – They’re full of chocolate magical-ness!


The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

The Best Death by Chocolate Cupcakes – They’re full of chocolate magical-ness!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozens 1x


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare (I used Cake Mix Doctor cake mix)
  • 1/2 cup grated chocolate (I used a large Hershey bar because it’s what I had. You could use good quality dark chocolate if you prefer..just grate it with a regular ol’cheese grater)
  • About a cup and a half of warm Hot Fudge Sauce (store bought or recipe HERE)


  • 3 sticks butter, softened slightly
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin tins with liners. Set aside.
  2. Prepare cake batter as directed, adding grated chocolate before mixing. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter, then bake about 15 minutes or until centers bounce back when lightly touched. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  3. Using a small knife or round cutter (I use the back of a large piping tip), cut a hole out of the top of each cupcake, going about 1/3 of the way deep. Crumble scraps into a large bowl for later.
  4. Fill holes with warm fudge sauce. Place cupcakes in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, long enough for the fudge to set up.
  5. While cupcakes are chilling, make frosting: Beat butter, vanilla, and milk on low speed in an electric mixer until smooth and combined. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa powder until just mixed. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for about a minute, until light and fluffy. If frosting is too thick, add a bit more milk or water.
  6. Frost cupcakes and immediately sprinkle with reserved cake crumbs.


For these cupcakes, I prefer using grated chocolate to chocolate chips because chips will sometimes sink in the batter.  The grated chocolate just adds extra chocolate flavor.  You can increase the amount to as much as a cup if you want.

Keywords: cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, desserts

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