Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

October 30th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Muffins and Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

I don’t remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.

It was my friend’s (he just turned 3 and yes, he is my friend) birthday last Sunday. His birthday cake was already ordered. His brief was a ‘blue’ cake with spiders, snakes and giraffes (talk about weird requests). So the party needed something else… You know, like an appetizer… Small but still colorful. Right before I left work on Friday, I stumbled upon one of Cheryl’s posts.

Chocolate Cupcakes

There was chocolate in it and then chocolate ganache and even more chocolate on top. If THAT doesn’t make a kid happy I don’t know what will. Looking back, I think I should have baked something lighter… Have you ever witnessed 20 sugar-high kids?

Chocolate Cupcakes

Anyhow. Did I tell you how spectacular the recipes turned out? I guess I did.

It is such a shame that I didn’t have the time for the ganache to thicken properly (hence the poor piping). Make sure you have enough time for the frosting to cool down and thicken before you pipe it on the cupcakes.

The cupcake recipe as well as the white chocolate decoration idea (I used dried raspberries, pistachios and dried apricots for the decoration) is from this post and the chocolate ganache frosting (I doubled the recipe) is from this post. Hope you enjoy these cupcakes as much as I did. Thank you Cheryl!

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  1. 1 - Marianna on October 30th, 2007

    These cupcakes look amazing! They look colorful and fun enough for kids, but elegant and classy for adults too!

  2. 2 - Gloria on October 30th, 2007

    Really I’m in love of your recipes and your blog, and I like soo Isatnbul! Oh my friend is difficult don’t eat all this nice things. xxGloria

  3. 3 - valentina on October 30th, 2007

    Oh, they look fabulous. You friend is very lucky to have you as a friend. Not only a great friend but also a spectacular baker.

  4. 4 - Sylvia on October 30th, 2007

    Those cupcakes are different that other cupcakes that I been sawing in others blog. Absolutely classy and a nice mix of flavours and textures

  5. 5 - Mandy on October 30th, 2007

    I am speechless. The prettiest cupcake I have everseen. And so classy too. Well done.

  6. 6 - Rose on October 30th, 2007

    Cenk, Cenk, Cenk! For the first time in my life I am just…I…It’s…I mean…PERFECT.
    Cheryl’s cupcakes are indeed pure perfections. I had great success once with her baked peaches and blueberry cupcakes.

  7. 7 - Tartelette on October 30th, 2007

    Just gorgeous! That white chocolate decoration is just heaven to the eyes!

  8. 8 - Kelly on October 31st, 2007


  9. 9 - Laily on October 31st, 2007

    I loved the white chocolate decoration…makes them look very chic, and not corny at all (like many cupcakes tend to be)…. Where do you get dried raspberries??

  10. 10 - Zeynep Seda on October 31st, 2007

    Cenk I love Cupcake blog!!! She is amazingly talented! I tried her raspberry and lavender cupcake and it turned amazingly tasty as you can imagine 🙂 Love the white chocolate pieces, looks very cheerful 🙂

  11. 11 - steamy kitchen on October 31st, 2007

    beautiful cupcakes – i just love the decoration – so colorful!

  12. 12 - Hillary on October 31st, 2007

    Wow…not only do they sound good, but they’re sooo pretty! I love the decoration idea….it sounds tasty and it’s very colorful!

  13. 13 - kate on November 1st, 2007

    This are some really cute looking cupcakes. Love the white chocolate , love what you have dont to the paper cops..the little skirty fringy thing. Looks adorable.

  14. 14 - esra on November 6th, 2007

    hi, thanks for the beautiful cupcakes, I gotta try them but which recipe did you use? was it chocolate cupcakes with coconut icing? thanks

  15. 15 - cathy on November 6th, 2007

    And thanks for sharing them, they look delish, mouth-watering 🙂

  16. 16 - KitchenGoddess on November 6th, 2007

    WOW they look amazing. Especially love the white choc topping.

  17. 17 - joey on November 7th, 2007

    They are just gorgeous!!! And they look both sophisticated for grown ups and colorful for kids 🙂 Thanks for pointing us to that recipe!

  18. 18 - Fruittart on November 8th, 2007

    What fortunate friends! Absolutely gorgeous, as always. I love your pistachio and raspberry combos and who could not love chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate?!

  19. 19 - Tatiana Maia on November 9th, 2007

    Hello , Congratulations by charm. I am of the Brazil & I am enamored for chocolates. I would like what he may know what astray of today voce tem only one SUPER FRIEND here into the Brazil. kisses

  20. 20 - Britt-Arnhild on November 10th, 2007

    Cupcakes are always winners at birthday parties, aren’t they 🙂
    These look delicious.

  21. 21 - David McNelis on November 12th, 2007

    Wow. Those look absolutely sinful! The white chocolate decorations added a great finishing touch that makes them almost too pretty to eat.

  22. 22 - TulipFleurs on November 14th, 2007

    Hi! Ran across your website and the cupcakes caught my eye! I will definitely try to make these cupcakes. The presentation looks very pretty and I’m sure they are delish! Thanks for sharing. BTW . . I love pistachios! Take care!

  23. 23 - Cairothecat on December 16th, 2007

    Where did you get those fab cupcakes cases. They look a bit taller on the sides than the usual cupcake ones from the supermarket which is just what I am looking for!

    cheers 🙂

  24. 24 - Cenk on December 16th, 2007

    Cairothecat – I bought them from a supermarket in İstanbul 🙂

  25. 25 - Maggie on April 21st, 2008

    The white chocolate decoration sounds and looks better than the cupcake to me. What a great sounding combination!

  26. 26 - KARY on May 31st, 2008

    mshh aww
    i love Cupcakes , Chocolate , Chips and Cookies ohhhhhhh:) <3

  27. 27 - Rebecca Trelfa on April 10th, 2009

    Don’t know what I did but these came out dry and crumbly. 🙁

  28. 28 - Alexis Breeze on September 1st, 2011

    Yummy. I am getting hungry already! I hope they taste as good as they look!!

  29. 29 - Catherine on June 13th, 2012

    Hello Cenk, Love your blog and have tried your Devils Food Cake with Biscoff Ganache…amazing!!! I’m making it again for a birthday party this week. Can you please tell me which chocolate cupcake this recipe is from. I see Cupcake Bakeshop blog has a few chocolate cupcakes. Is it the gluten-free recipe? Thank you!!!

  30. 30 - Cenk on June 13th, 2012

    Catherine – Glad you liked it. The link doesn’t work anymore. I did a search and updated the link. Here’s the recipe.

  31. 31 - Catherine on June 29th, 2012

    Thank you very much! I’m definitely trying this recipe next week! Thanks again, your website is amazing!!!!

  32. 32 - merve on August 8th, 2015

    Hi Cenk, is no longer exists 🙁 Can you update this post in detail?

  33. 33 - Merve on August 18th, 2015

    Linklerin çalışmadığı ile ilgili comment girmiştim geöen hafta, linkleri güncellemişsiniz fakat neden commentimi yayınlamadınız? Blogunuzun iyileşmesine katkı sağlayan commentleri bile onaylamıyorsanız bir daha da comment girmem. Tabi bunu da silin ama okursunuz en azından.

  34. 34 - Cenk on September 22nd, 2015

    Merve – Yorumlarınızı şimdi gördüm. Sadece bahsettiğiniz link değil, blogdaki linklerin tamamı altyapıdaki bir sorundan ötürü çalışmıyordu. O sorun giderilince tüm linkler çalışmaya başladı. Siteye bırakılan yorumlar onaya tabii olduğu için ben görüp onay vermeden yayınlanmıyor. Sanırım o sebepten sildiğimi düşündünüz…

  35. 35 - Merve on December 1st, 2015

    Ben de sizinkini şimdi gördüm, açıklama için teşekkür ederim.

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