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Small Batch Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Small batch chocolate cupcakes packed with chocolate chips and topped with the easiest rich, creamy chocolate frosting. The best petite treat – makes exactly 4!

Small batch triple chocolate cupcakes - perfect when you just need a petite treat!

Small batch desserts are adorable and fit a lovely niche. There are just days in life when you want (need?) something sweet, but also want to keep it simple. Not to mention, the prospect of a dozen plus cupcakes left over on your counter is a recipe for regret and bad feelings.

Small-batch triple chocolate cupcakes - perfect when you just need a petite treat!

Meet small batch baking. The concept is beautiful, and this recipe speaks for itself. Chocolate cake, chocolate chips, chocolate frosting. The process is so simple—one bowl, no melting, no stand mixer. Combine the dry ingredients, give them a quick whisk, add the wet ingredients, give it another good stir, and boom! Dessert is in the oven.

As an added bonus, this frosting may truly change your life. It is hands down the simplest chocolate frosting I have ever made, yet sacrificed nothing in terms of texture or flavor. Make it, eat it, love it.

Small-batch triple chocolate cupcakes - perfect when you just need a petite treat!

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a petite treat to enjoy with your sweetie, kiddos, or BFFs, I can’t recommend these enough!

Small Batch Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

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Yield 4 cupcakes

Small batch chocolate cupcakes packed with chocolate chips and topped with the easiest rich, creamy chocolate frosting. The best petite treat!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1/4 cup (35g) all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil 
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. milk 
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 4 tbsp. (2 oz.) unsalted butter, very soft, almost melted 
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and prepare a cupcake pan with 4 liners. 
  2. To make the cupcakes, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda together in a small bowl. Add sugar, egg, oil, vanilla, and milk, and mix until well-combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. 
  3. Divide batter evenly among 4 cupcake liners. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  4. Prepare the frosting by placing the butter in a small bowl. If it is not yet very soft, microwave on medium power for 10-20 seconds, then stir. (It’s OK to have a few pools where the butter has melted.) Add the cocoa powder and stir with a small spatula. Add the powdered sugar and stir until frosting is even and thick. Add more powdered sugar or a few drops of milk if needed to adjust the consistency. Frost and garnish cooled cupcakes as desired.

Source: Cupcakes adapted from The Kiwi Country Girl; frosting from The Baker Chick

Small batch chocolate cupcakes | Moist chocolate cupcakes packed with chocolate chips and topped with the easiest rich, creamy chocolate frosting. Makes exactly 4!

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20 Comments

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    luscious valentine's day desserts | The Salty Pot
    February 9, 2018 at 3:39 pm

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    Abra - abraskitchen.com
    February 15, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Yum, these look like a super yummy chocolate cupcake and man do I love that!

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    Amanda Mason
    February 14, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Looks fantastic! I love a good cupcake!!

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    Christine
    February 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    What a tasty looking cupcake!

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      nourishandfete
      February 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Christine!

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    A Forks Tale
    February 13, 2017 at 1:20 am

    These could b my new favorite cupcakes. They look so yummy!! I will take triple chocolate any day!!

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      nourishandfete
      February 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      I know, right? Twist my arm!

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    chefcarolb2014
    February 13, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Love that these only make four cupcakes! Keeps me from eating a whole pan! These look amazing!!!!!

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      nourishandfete
      February 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you!

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    Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    February 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    These look delicious and I love that it’s a small batch recipe!

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      nourishandfete
      February 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Kathryn!

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    February 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    These are so cute! I love that the recipe only makes 4 – perfect for this house where we have zero self-control!

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      nourishandfete
      February 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks, Sasha! I agree – I will eventually eat all the cupcakes that are available to me, so it’s really better to limit it on the front end. 😉

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    a flavor journal.
    February 10, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Yay, small batch cupcakes! I can’t wait to try this! Your butterfingers cupcakes look amazing, too! <3

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      nourishandfete
      February 11, 2017 at 12:18 am

      I know, there’s something extra charming about the little batches, right!? Thanks! I have a hard time deciding which ones I like more. 🙂

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    michele
    February 10, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    do you think its fate I have everything to make these? making these tonight!

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      nourishandfete
      February 11, 2017 at 12:17 am

      Definitely fate – delicious fate! Hooray! Please let me know how they turn out for you!

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    thegourmetfamily
    February 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I’m drooling! Thanks for sharing!

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      nourishandfete
      February 11, 2017 at 12:16 am

      My pleasure! 🙂

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    Katrin
    February 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    These cupcakes look so delicious. I bet my children would love them

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