Black Cupcakes

Halloween Desserts

Looking for the perfect Halloween cupcakes? Celebrate spooky season with these black cocoa cupcakes that are easy to make at home.

About an hour before beginning the recipe, place your eggs and buttermilk on the counter so they reach room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl, combine boiling water, espresso powder, and black cocoa powder. Set aside.

To a medium-sized separate bowl, add and whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, and kosher salt. Set aside.

In your bowl of water, espresso powder, and black cocoa, add and mix together your granulated sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, buttermilk, distilled white vinegar, and oil.

A third at a time, add your dry ingredients to your large bowl of wet ingredients. Mix and scrape the sides of the bowl until all ingredients are fully combined.

Pour and evenly spread the cupcake batter into your prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back at the touch of your finger.

Let cupcakes cool in pan about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

To decorate, make black buttercream and transfer it to a piping bag fitted with the tip of your choice.

Swirl frosting onto moist chocolate cupcakes and top with sprinkles if desired!

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