Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Mini Dark Chocolate Cupcakes are coated with dark chocolate buttercream frosting and garnished with a tiny red candied rose.  For a pretty presentation, serve these baked cupcakes in pretty black and white polka dot or striped cupcake liners.


Mini Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Candied Roses Recipe



118.25 ounce package dark chocolate fudge cake mix

13ounce package chocolate instant pudding and pie mix-dry

1 1/3 cup water

½ cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

½ cup mini chocolate morsels

1-teaspoon vanilla


2 cups dark chocolate butter cream frosting*purchased

¼ cup dark cocoa for dusting-optional

Pre-made tiny rose Icing Decorations-tested Wilton


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare cupcake pan with liners. Combine all cake batter ingredients. Beat batter for 2 minutes to blend.
  2. Fill plastic zip lock bag with batter, clip end of bag to ¼ “.  Pipe batter into mini cupcake liners.
  3. Bake cakes 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes with dark chocolate butter cream frosting. Pipe frosting using small round tip or opening. Dust with dark cocoa powder in a small sieve if desired.
  5. Garnish with tiny rose icing decoration to center of each cupcake.  Serve the mini cakes in a decorative regular sized cupcake liner for presentation.  Do not remove mini cupcake liner from baked cakes

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