Roses are red… violets are blue… I made you cupcakes that I hope you will chew.

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Yes yes yes.

And yes.

Sooooo it’s supposedly the most romantic day of the year and stuff and I can’t think of anything more romantic than face planting into a pile of that frosting with the one you love.

And since I really love YOU, I had to share something uber romantic. Piles of chocolate frosting for the win.

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Surprise! You’re my valentine. Isn’t that cool?

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I mean, technically I already HAVE a valentine but he can be weird and not want to eat chocolate lover’s cupcakes and also spends a fair amount of time hoping to perfect Ric Flair’s shin breaker and carries a tattered picture of Conway Twitty in his wallet.


Okay not really, but I swear that is exactly what he’s like in real life. And this is my… real life. Luckily he redeems himself quite often by surprising me with chocolate lava cake truffles. That’s nice.

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Not sure if you know this, but I’m a chocolate fanatic. No, really. REALLY. I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that I could eat chocolate for every waking moment of my life. I do not wake up craving eggs or oatmeal or waffles or any baloney like that. I wake up wanting chocolate. I want truffles for lunch. I want Godiva mousse cheesecake for dinner. And only then, after all that, do I want dessert. GOOD dessert.

It’s not the sugar I want… give me cake or candy or ice cream and I’ll easily win that staring contest. It’s the creamy dreamy cocoa. Obviously these cupcakes make my head spin.

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I wish I could give you five thousand of them every single day for the rest of your life. Because I like you LIKE THAT.

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Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes

[adapted from peanut butter hot fudge cupcakes]

makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/8 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup fat-free milk

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

2 tablespoons sour cream

2/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add milk, cream and vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth. Add in melted butter and stir until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Line a muffin tin with liners and using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to each cup. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool before frosting.


Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

3 8-ounce blocks of cold cream cheese

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 1/2 ounces milk chocolate, melted and cooled

1 tablespoons vanilla extract

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and add cocoa powder, increasing the speed to mix. Add in melted chocolate. If the frosting it a bit too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.  If it is too thin, add additional sugar gradually. Frost cupcakes once cooled. Top with chocolate sprinkles, shaved chocolate, chocolate bars, etc.

Note: as you can see I used a TON of frosting on my cupcakes. I had about 1/2 cup of frosting left over, so if you plan to use less frosting (i.e. you are going to spread it on with a spatula or use a tiny blob), then cut this recipe in half.

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243 Responses to “Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes.”

  1. #
    Casey @ Insatiably Healthy — February 14, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    This is definitely a cupcake worth sharing :)


  2. #
    The Precious Things — February 14, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I want to move in with you. These look to die for!


  3. #
    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — February 14, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I declare! I need these so badly right now.


  4. #
    Joss — February 14, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    so chocolately :D I am bookmarking this one!


  5. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 14, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    This is a chocolate overload in the best way ever!


  6. #
    Tabitha (From Single to Married) — February 14, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    these look absolutely scrumptious!


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    Whitney — February 14, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    YUM!!! I (not so secretly) also have a love affair with dreamy cocoa concoctions! These look delightfully delish! Thanks for sharing this!!! Who would want to cut the icing in half when you could just eat the left overs by the spoonful! :)


    • Anita — February 14th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

      Precisely! I’m even thinking I need that frosting. ALONE. With bedroom eyes.


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    Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles — February 14, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Chocolate is in the air! I just made your red velvet brownies – perfect recipe for February! Happy Valentine’s Day, Jess!


    • Jessica — February 14th, 2012 @ 11:58 am

      Oooh enjoy!


  9. #
    Becky {Becky Bakes} — February 14, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    These are gorgeous! I’m drooling…..


  10. #
    Carissa — February 14, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Chocolate heaven. I want to smash my face into that pile of icing and stay there for a week. I hate when people put thin layers of icing on cupcakes. I need more!


  11. #
    Jen Marie — February 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I bet if you eat enough of these you will see chocolate moving along in your bloodstream, floating across your vision.

    Chocolate mummification. What a way to go.


  12. #
    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles — February 14, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    You are so fabulously naughty. That the recipes calls for not one but three packages of cream cheese says it all…


  13. #
    Katie — February 14, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    You are kidding me with that frosting. I looovvve you SO.


  14. #
    Lisa [With Style and Grace] — February 14, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    wow THIS is love. and now I’ve just drooled all over my keyboard. . .


  15. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 14, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I’ve never seen chocolate cream cheese frosting before! These look amazing!!! Thanks for the Valentines treat :D


  16. #
    Chelsy — February 14, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Um, YUM!


  17. #
    Em (Wine and Butter) — February 14, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful Jess! I feel a bit like Im looking at the window display of a fancy chocolate shop in NYC or something! Happy Valentines Day!


    • Jessica — February 14th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

      Thank you!


  18. #
    Marie — February 14, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I’m preggo and now upset!! This is what I want but sadly I’m at work :(


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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 14, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    These look so good and I love the opening shot…I just want to pluck one of those cupcakes deep from the back row and lick off all the frosting…oh, just the frosting alone looks seriously heaven-sent!


  20. #
    Liz — February 14, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    These are rediculous and amazing all at the same time. I can’t wait to try them. YUMM!


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    Meagan Wied (AZestyBite) — February 14, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I think you outdid youself with these babies! Seriously if we weren’t going out to eat tonight I think I would be whipping these up FOR MYSELF! Happy Valentine’s Day!


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    Shelly — February 14, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Meagan, I’m going to do that-these have just become my present to myself. Except I’ll use a different frosting because going to the store is in no way a present to myself!


  23. #
    Brianne — February 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Ugh, I am trying to resist Valentine’s Dessert, since I made and ate a ton of dessert the past four days, but now I really want cupcakes. And chocolate.


  24. #
    Crystal — February 14, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    What beautiful cupcakes; my mouth is watering!


  25. #
    Desiree — February 14, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    yum and yum!!!


  26. #
    Emily — February 14, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I wouldn’t be mad if you shared exactly how you make those giant piles of frosting on your cupcakes…


  27. #
    Sara Flynn — February 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    The frosting on these bad boys sound amazingggg! :)


  28. #
    britt — February 14, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    those look absolutely amazing!! i wish i could just eat one off the screen!


  29. #
    Adele — February 14, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    I love you.


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    Samantha — February 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I wish I could see the texture of these, I have issues with cupcake texture..They can’t be dry or too moist. : / im nuts lol


    • Samantha — February 14th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

      These looks amazing though!


  31. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 14, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I don’t think I will chew. I think I will swallow whole. That’s how I roll.


  32. #
    Carolyn — February 14, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Ugh, I am drooling on my phone. Im glad Im not the one that could eat chocolate 24/7.Must
    be in the genes. Happy Valentines Day to you, Mr So Sweet and Bella!!!


  33. #
    Julia — February 14, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    I’m with Emily. Will you share how you make your frosting all gorgeous like that?


  34. #
    kaceyt @ om& — February 14, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Ach! I already had tonight’s Valentine menu decided upon and now I’m trying to figure out if I’ll have enough time to fit these in, as well!


  35. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 14, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    I am drooling!!!!!


  36. #
    Midwestern Belle — February 14, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    ❤ these! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo


  37. #
    Julie — February 14, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Dang. Those look amazing!


  38. #
    Shelly — February 14, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, I made your chocolate cake thingys in a cup like the smore’s stuff for my sweet Valentine the other evening and he is still thinking I am like super-wife (yes, I did tell him it was not my original idea-I wanted to take all the credit but did not) so if I make some more chocolate wonderfulness for him he’s gonna wonder what happened to his real wife (you know the one who doesn’t bake/cook?) Love your blog! :)


    • Jessica — February 14th, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

      So glad they were a hit! :)


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    Jen — February 14, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I died and have gone to heaven LOL what a sight. So pretty and I think I gained 2 lbs just by looking at the pictures… Jen


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    Prairie Princess — February 14, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    NOOOOOOOO. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!? These look awesome…for my mouth, not for my hips. And I love that there is at least one other person out there who realizes the importance of the cake to frosting ratio, (equal to or greater than amiright?). Cake is just a more socially acceptable vessel for frosting than a spoon. I cannot wait to try these, immediately.


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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — February 14, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    These are the PERFECT Valentine’s Day cupcakes! I wish I were home so I can whip them up (and eat them immediately). Happy Valentine’s Day!


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    Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy — February 14, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    I would gladly take one of those right now for lunch! Look delicious, and perfect for valentines day!


  43. #
    KT — February 14, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    Happy Chocolate Day!!

    Like you, I feel like I only ever crave chocolate. Every moment of the day.
    If I don’t have chocolate at least once a day I get very cranky…
    Needless to say, I love Valentines day!


  44. #
    Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife — February 14, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Wow. I want one.


  45. #
    Veronica — February 14, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    I so love you too! These look to die for, have to have them… Perfect chocolate deliciousness…


  46. #
    AikoVenus — February 14, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    These are just too gorgeous and they look and sound so fantastic! ^^ Whenever I need a chocolate fix I’ll be sure to make these!


  47. #
    Sarah @ The Healthy Diva — February 14, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing the cupcake recipe….they look magnificent!!! I can’t wait to make a batch to share with my brother….he’s an honest to goodness chocolate lover :)


  48. #
    amanda lynn — February 14, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    i am that weird and crazy person that thinks something can be too chocolatey. however, i birthed a boy who is now seven and i feel certain could eat himself into a diabetic coma on chocolate alone. i am going to show these to him, so do not be alarmed if a cute little brown hair, blue eyed boy shows up on your door step and asks you to marry him.


  49. #
    Moni'sMeals — February 14, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    I just knew you would have something like this today! Whoa Mama! 5 bites and your out right! I will remember this one. :)


  50. #
    alana — February 14, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    ok seriously these look amazing but how do you stay healthy and keep your figure with this kind of diet?!


    • Jessica — February 14th, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

      These are not indicative of mine (or anyone’s) diet – they are just a recipe for chocolate cupcakes!



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