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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

These awesome Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes start with a super moist, fine-crumb chocolate cupcake, then a creamy, smooth strawberry cream cheese frosting, and is topped with a strawberry, chocolate covered of course.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Additional Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 48 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

Frosting Ingredients

  • ¼ cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • chocolate covered strawberries for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the hot water and cocoa in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth, allow to cool.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat until very fluffy
  • Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.Add the cooled cocoa mixture to the fluffy butter mixture and beat till smooth. Add the flour and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins, filling them 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 min. Cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add chopped strawberries.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating continuously, until the consistency is right for frosting.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes generously and then garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g