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. Toma ya!!!! unos donuts “sanos”…que ricos han de estar…me apunto la receta.

  2. I guess this means I need to buy that donut pan now!

  3. You did it! You created something healthy that my husband really loves! Sometimes he’ll say something like whatever I made is “okay for something healthy,” but he thought these were really yummy in general! Yay! I also really, really liked them. Thank you so much. :) And how did you pour the white chocolate? When I tried pouring it, there was always a big blob before I could get a stream (that makes no sense but hopefully you know what I mean.)

    I didn’t have any barley flour so I just used more oat flour. And there isn’t any chocolate extract here so I just used vanilla. Even with those changes they were great! This recipe made 12 nice sized donuts in case anyone is wondering.

  4. Hi Erin,

    I am so glad you and your husband like them.

    For the white chocolate, I actually used a piping little bottle device that I have but you can use a sandwich plastic bag, cut the corner slightly and use that as a piping bag. The effect is the same! This is what I used to do when I didn’t have this new device :-) Hope it helps and thanks for your kind comments and checking my blog.

    Have a great weekend

  5. Oh man. I’m so stupid. I have tons of piping bags and tips and didn’t even think to use them. I just melted the chocolate in a bowl and poured. Thanks so much for your answer! Now that I know your secret I’ll have to make these donuts again soon :)

  6. Maybe you should ask for a cut of the increase in doughnut pan sales this recipe is going to create! :) I definitely want to try this as soon as I get a chance to buy the pan.

  7. Hi – I am going to try these w/ gluten free flour to see how they turn out. I have a great soaked baked doughnut recipe that we love. You might wish to try it: I think yours look fabulous!

  8. OMG! im drooling just by watching those pictures. .looks super yummy. . wanna try it.=0

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  9. estos donuts “sanos” son muy delicioso! lo hice para desayuno hoy. sin esta receta, no habria podido disfrutarlos con mi familia. muchas gracias!

  10. Helen,

    muchas gracias. Me alegro de que te hayan gustado :-)

  11. These were a hit in my house! I just bought one normal donut pan and one heart version. The batter was a bit more than I needed to fill 12. I didn’t have chocolate extract so I used vanilla and did 100% whole wheat flour. For the topping I mixed up some semisweet chocolate chips and a bit of milk chocolate and just frosted them with a knife. They have a different taste then traditional fried donuts, but they are still great. I might try to add a bit more healthy fat next time.

  12. I’m afraid I don’t have any chocolate extract but I do have chocolate liquor. Would that be a good substitute? I’m so excited to try these!

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