I've made this cake twice in the last week: once for my future in-laws and once for my family. It was SO easy and absolutely delicious. I don't drink coffee so I was a little worried it would taste like coffee, but it didn't. This cake was moist, not too rich and with a nice crumb. I served it with vanilla frozen yogurt and berries.
MOIST HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
1 cup (130g) all purpose flour
1 cups (207g) sugar
6 tbsp (43g) Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder*
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk
1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
1 1/4 cups (280g) unsalted butter, room temperature
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
3 tbsp (22g) Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
5 cups (575g) powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
4-5 tbsp (60-75ml) heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C) and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together. Set aside.