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Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

A deliciously chocolate, light and fluffy cupcake that is perfect for any occasion
Servings: 24 cupcakes


  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup of boiling water


  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a muffin tin with liners.
  • Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • Then mix the eggs, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  • Stir espresso powder (this is optional but tasty) into the cup of boiling water and add to the batter.
  • Stir until it is incorporated. Your batter will be VERY thin and this is ok!
  • Pour (or ladle) the batter 3/4 the way up into your muffing tins.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • When done place on a cooling rack until cool and then you can start to add the buttercream frosting (see below).