Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 minutes
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (1/2 cup chocolate chips)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder
4 ounces regular cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 375 F.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate and melt in 30 second increments until the butter is completely melted.
Whisk until the chocolate is also melted, and mixture is smooth.
Whisk in the brown sugar and salt, then eggs, until smooth.
Sift the cocoa powder and espresso powder into the mixture, and mix until combined.
Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full.
Bake until the tops are set, about 15 minutes.
Let fully cool before frosting.
For frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter together in a stand mixer. Mix until fully incorporated, light, and fluffy. Add the cocoa powder, then powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth, then divide evenly among cupcakes.