German Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for tins

  • 2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for tins

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

  • Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush standard muffin tins with butter; dust with cake flour, tapping out excess. Whisk together cake flour, baking soda, and salt.
    • With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and beating until combined after each. Beat in chocolate until combined.
    • Divide batter evenly among prepared cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 10 minutes. Run a small offset spatula or knife around the edges to loosen; turn out cupcakes onto racks and let cool completely. Cupcakes can be stored up to 3 days at room temperature in airtight containers.
    • To finish, use a serrated knife (and a gentle sawing motion) to split cupcakes in half horizontally. Spread a heaping tablespoon of frosting on top of each bottom half; replace top halves. Spread more frosting on top of each cupcake. Serve immediately.


    1. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    2. One of the nicer blogs i've read.

    3. A friend's birthday is coming up, I might bake these for her. Thanks, man!

    4. I wish I had buttermilk at home so I could make these!

    5. this one looks tasty
      keep up the good work bro

    6. Another delicious looking recipe. I've gained 8 pounds trying out the stuff on this blog.

    7. yummi that looks is really DELICIUS

    8. I don't like German chocolate, but those look tasty!

    9. That top one looks downright perfect.

    10. very nice ;) secially for HALOWEEN

    11. just what is so German about them? :D