Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Chocolate…….oh chocolate……….

what can I really say about how good chocolate can be to the soul? Well not much right?

I just love chocolate, but who doesn’t?

Anyways, I am trying to come up with the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe. I have yet to experiment with more batters but for now this one was not bad at all.

The only thing I disliked about these cupcakes was the fact that they were very spongy and fluffy, although I think that this shouldn’t really be a problem, or should it be? I got the batter recipe from White Chocolate Mousse Cake 2 that I made a while back. I am thinking of using the Triple Chocolate Whole Grain Donuts batter recipe as this one holds itself much better. Not as crumbly as the chocolate mousse cake batter.

Either way, I think they are both good batters but lets see which one I like best. I love to experiment with recipes :-)



Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 20-22 cupcakes


2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 3/4 cup sugar, you can substitute some of the sugar for honey
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup reduced fat milk, I normally use soy milk
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 teaspoon chocolate extract, you can also use vanilla extract
1/2 cup olive oil
2 eggs

Mousse Frosting:

1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

In a bowl mix all the wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and combine with a spatula. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for about 25-35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from pan and let them cool on a wire rack completely.

For the mousse. In a bowl beat the cream until foamy and gradually pour in the sugar. Fold in the cocoa powder. Decorate as desired. I used my 16 inch piping bag with a decorative tip.

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  1. Esto lo tengo que hacer yo!!!!! Quiero una barrita!!!! Quiero probarlas!!!!! Ves, lo que tú decías, lástima que vivamos tan lejos, ahora mismo me pasaba por tu casa a por una barrita…

  2. Your site is fast becoming one of my favourites – thanks so much for these great recipes.

  3. I love these! Yummy!
    Great Site :)

  4. Rosanna,
    pues si chica estaria perfecto, en fin, espero que te animes a hacerlas, son super sencillas y estan buenisimas. Un beso

    thanks so much for your kind comment and thanks for visiting :-)

  5. Droooling!

    These sounds fabulous!!!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. These look so good! Now I’ve got a sweets craving : )
    Also, my dad grew up in Westfield- how funny!

  7. I knew there had to be an alternative to using marshmallows! I may add some rolled oats and sunflower seeds too, so they’d be like a chewy granola bar. Yum! My son’s gonna love these! Thanks for sharing this Miryam.

  8. Patti,
    what a great idea, let me know how it goes. Sure the oatmeal would be a very nice addition!

  9. These look fantastic! My boyfriend would go gaga over these :).

  10. These look so, so good I want to grab them right off the screen!!

    PS: you might want to not use the name “rice krispies” since that is the trade name. Maybe you could use a more generic name like “crisped rice cereal” or something like that. I agree, the other, national brand along with most national or big name brands have too many bad ingredients.

  11. This recipe is a little bit evil. They are SO insanely good that I want to eat absolutely all of them right now. I bought back a bag of Rice Krispies with me when I visited the U.S., and I’ve been saving them for the perfect recipe, and this is it! When I told the husband that the recipe came from the healthy food lady, he said, “Aww, I like her!” and smiled really big. :)

  12. Erin,

    I am really glad you and your hubbby like them so much. I know, they are really evil aren’t they? :-)

  13. I just made these again! I only used 1/4 cup sugar, and I think I will try using 1/8 next time because I really couldn’t tell the difference between this batch and the last one. I think I’ll also try natural peanut butter next time and see if that works. They’re sooo good. :)

  14. Hamannde, I have it made this in a while. I think I should soon, so many things in the baking list :-)

    I am glad you like it so much :-)

  15. I love your blog and have a list of all the recipes I want to try out. I finally made the Krispie bars and absolutely loved them! I did not add the sugar and put the equivalent of 180 grams of dark chocolate (which is less than the amount you suggest). They were perfect. I would definitely suggest you omit the sugar next time you make them. I am certain your son will like them just as much! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes!

  16. Lorraine,

    glad you like them so much and thanks for the healthier suggestion. I yet to make them again but I will very soon :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  17. My husband loves these (but has only ever had the kind made with corn syrup, etc)…I can’t wait to try this better-for-you version. Thanks!

  18. how much sugar do you add? not listed under ingredients…

  19. About to make these but I have a question. It says combine pb & honey warm to dissolve sugar but it doesn’t call for sugar? Is this a typo or should there be sugar in it too? Thanks.

  20. My vegans don’t eat honey…any substitutions you can suggest?

  21. Thanks! Love surprising my “kids” with treats!

  22. What brand of chocolate do you use?? I’m having a hard time finding a good vegan chocolate without a long list of ingredients?? Any favorites??

  23. Thanks so much for posting this. Was just talking about how my kids have never tried this because of the HFCS. Just an FYI, always check your labels at Trader Joes. I went to buy orange juice and happened to glance at the ingredients. It contained HFCS! I let a salesperson know, but I don’t know if it has changed.

  24. I brought these to a potluck today for my university’s vegan club and everyone loved them! The only thing I changed was to use brown rice syrup rather than honey since we’re vegan. I’d suggest against readers using maple syrup since it’s far less sticky than honey or brown rice syrup and the treats won’t hold together as well (in previous experience). I love that I didn’t have to go searching for an expensive bag of vegan marshmallows and could use just a few on-hand ingredients to make a delicious treat.
    Can’t wait to make ’em again!

  25. Thank you Miryam. Looking forward to making this as a Valentine treat for my nephew! Just added your recommend rice cereal to my shopping cart as my supermarket delivery service carries it. Always enjoy reading your recipes! Bless the day I found your site and to which your site linked me to find! Glad your recipes are still on their data base!

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