9 No-Fail Cupcake Recipes If You Love Chocolate

These cupcake recipes all have chocolate. Lots of it.

IMAGE Majoy Siason

We know the lure of chocolate can be an irresistible craving. If you've ever attempted to make a chocolate cupcake recipe and found that you were more than disappointed with the results, there's nothing stopping you from doing it again with this list of chocolate cupcake recipes that we know work and turn out gorgeous, delicious, and ultra chocolate-y cupcakes. 

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1 Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 


There's nothing more simple than a simple dark chocolate cupcake like this basic version. Top these with your favorite frosting, or use the Swiss buttercream we used on these. 

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Top these rich dark chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate and cream cheese frosting!

Photo by Majoy Siason

2 Mocha Cupcakes Recipe 

Mocha is really just chocolate with a dash of coffee, so it not only satisfies your chocolate craving, but it will also give you a dose of caffeine to get you through anything. 


This cupcake will remind you of hot steaming mugs you normally drink: coffee and chocolate.

3 Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 

A cupcake is just as good as what's in it, and this caramel-filled chocolate cupcake may be one that takes your love for the chocolate and caramel combo to its height. 

This is an easy favorite: a cupcake with a chocolate base and filled with a decadent caramel center.

Crazy for cupcakes? Top yours with caramel!

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4 Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe


If you love the other delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter, this recipe may be the one you've been looking for. It's even topped with crumbled bits of your favorite candy, Chocnut. 

The chocolate-and-peanut-butter combo works so well in these cupcakes.

Photo by Patrick Martires

5 Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 

If you love salty-sweet desserts, this one should fit that bill perfectly. Bacon boosts the already present umami taste you find in each bite of this chocolate cupcake. The maple frosting on top is really the clincher that reminds you that you're biting into something that has bacon in it. 


There's no better way to cap off a meal than with bacon, chocolate, and maple syrup-all rolled into one amazing cupcake.

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6 Black Forest Cupcake Recipe  

This may be one flavor that has stood the test of time. If you love this combination of chocolate and cherry in cake form, this mini version should give you the satisfaction that you want in a smaller package you don't have to share with anyone. 


It's the classic combination of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream made in cupcake form.

Photo by Patrick Martires

7 Chocolate Banana Cupcake Recipe  

Bananas with chocolate is always a winner combo. Bananas are already delicious and the warm flavor is a delicious complement to chocolate. You'll love this version just as much as any banana cake recipe. 

Try these cupcakes: they're a richer version of the banana cake, with frosting!

Photo by Marti Bartolome

8 Chocolate Yema Cupcake Recipe 


Our local version of caramel might just be the yema, so it's not surprising that this combined with chocolate is a delicious combination. This cupcake has both flavors, and it's delicious. 

These delectable cupcakes have a surprise for sweet-toothed: these have soft custard candy inside!

Photo by Mark Jesalva

9 Chocolate Tablea Cupcake Recipe 

These cupcakes get its chocolate flavor from tablea, so it's not only rich and decadent, it's a tribute to our award-winning local chocolate, too. It's topped with a simple yet easy glaze made from another delicious ingredient: muscovado sugar. 


The brown butter muscovado glaze adds the sweet notes to this decadent cupcake.


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