Jun 26, 2009
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Belgian Chocolate Cupcakes

By: Bambi Sy-Gobio of Kooky and Luscious

Belgian Chocolate Cupcakes

Do you know that the darker the chocolate, the higher its cocoa content and the lesser sugar and fat it contains. Look for chocolates with at least 60% cocoa content—they're an excellent source of antioxidants.

Yield 24 cupcakes 
Prep Time
15 minutes 
Baking Time 15 to 20 minutes 
Cooking Time 20 minutes


1/2 cup butter, melted
100 grams bittersweet Belgian chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

For the Belgian chocolate ganache
2 cups cream
400 grams bittersweet Belgian chocolate, chopped


1  In a small pan, melt butter. Stir in chopped Belgian chocolate and whisk until blended. Set aside.

2  Preheat oven to 350ËšF.

3  In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

4  Add eggs slowly and beat until creamy. Stir in cocoa powder and vanilla.

Add melted chocolate.

6  Combine dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture alternatively with milk.

7  Beat until smooth (about 1 minute) then scoop into paper-lined muffin pans.

Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool before frosting.

9  Make the Belgian chocolate ganache: Put cream in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in chopped chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Cool until thick and use to frost cupcakes.


Photography by David Hanson │ Styling by Sharlene Tan


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  • Guest 11 months ago Report Abuse
    I have made this several times already, always a hit with the kids and family. Just perfect. I agree with an earlier comment, the ganache is too much and needs to be reduced.
  • Guest Feb 17 2013 @ 08:18pm Report Abuse
    Nik...daughter of a chef? But not a chef right? These cupcakes were PERFECT.. SOFT, FLUFFY, AND JUST PLAIN LOVELY
  • platinumangel Sep 09 2012 @ 12:12am Report Abuse
    I have a bit of a small audience to serve, how can I reduce this recipe to make about 6-12 cupcakes only? It will be my first try to baking so I don't really have any cooking or baking background :)

    Hope you can reply soon :)
  • Guest Jul 11 2012 @ 03:44pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    what kind of cream can i use for the ganache?
  • mel Nov 02 2011 @ 09:53am Report Abuse
    made this yesterday... and it was ok.

    i used regular dark sweet chocolate bar since i didn't have belgian.
    the cake is fluffy. perfect sweetness.

    i'd half the ganache next time because it's too much.
  • nyxxie Aug 14 2011 @ 02:39pm Report Abuse
    Ey nik have you actually try the recipe before the comment???
  • Nik Jan 18 2011 @ 06:59am Report Abuse
    Horrible! These things were so greasy and they completely fell apart. I'm the daughter of a chef and I know how to cook. I would never recommend this recipe.
  • nora v jovida Nov 22 2010 @ 11:51am Report Abuse
    just for the asking, where can we buy belgian chocolates for this recipe.
    thanks so much. ingat lang po. God bless.
  • joan Apr 08 2010 @ 08:30am Report Abuse
    wow! mouth watering cupcakes
  • joan Apr 08 2010 @ 08:30am Report Abuse
    wow! mouth watering cupcakes
  • ltks Jul 28 2009 @ 08:43am Report Abuse
    my family will love this.
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