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Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

Meet my one of the most favorite chocolate desserts! Decadent and super cute mini chocolate cupcakes piled high with the most amazing Chocolate buttercream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Frosting and Cupcakes Cooling time15 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Mini Cupcakes
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Neha


  • 6 Tbsp (94 gms) All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • tsp Salt
  • 2.5 Tbsp Flavorless oil (I used avocado)
  • ½ Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 large Egg (Room temp)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ of (14 oz) Can Sweetened Condensed milk (I used Eagle Brand)
  • 1 ounce Dark Baking Chocolate (chopped)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1-2 tsp Cocoa powder (Optional, if you want a sturdier frosting)
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Line 12 mini cupcakes liners and preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
  • In a medium bowl add and whisk egg, vanilla, sugar and oil together using a balloon whisk.
  • Next add milk and sour cream. Beat it well too.
  • Now sift all the dry ingredients (four, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda) over wet ingredients using a sieve. *This little trick will save you an extra bowl and 2 minutes of your time ;)
  • Now fold the dry ingredients into wet using a spatula. Don't over mix the batter
  • Pour and divide the batter among 12 pre lined liners and bake for 11-13 minutes. Or until the cupcakes pass tooth pick test. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the Chocolate Frosting:

  • In a sauce pan, melt chocolate in condensed milk over medium heat. Continue to cook on medium flame, stirring constantly until the frosting thickens. This might take about 3-5 mins.
  • Remove from heat, cook down slightly and add a pinch of salt, vanilla and cocoa powder (if adding). Let it cool completely before frosting.


Calories: 389kcal