Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting and passion fruit

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The cake part is so soft and I don´t understand how it is holding its shape. Frosting is aromatic, sweet and pretty looking, it is almost flirty. Those few drops of passion fruit on top add a layer of freshness and tanginess this sweet dream needs. These really are a dream!

Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting and passion fruit

Course: Desserts


Total time






  • Cupcakes
  • 52 gr unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 128 gr brown sugar

  • 56 gr dark chocolate

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 170 gr + 1 tbsp oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 113 gr sour cream

  • 136 gr all purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 64 gr cocoa powder

  • 170 gr water at room temperature

  • Jam
  • 250 gr strawberries fresh or frozen

  • 50 gr brown sugar

  • Frosting
  • 550 gr flour sugar

  • 90 gr soft unsalted butter

  • 180 gr Philadelphia cheese at room temperature

  • 3-5 passion fruits


  • Cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 175°.
  • Using electric mixer, mix sugar and butter until combined, it should look like wet sand in the end.
  • Melt the chocolate and let cool until finger warm then add it to the sugar and butter mixture and combine.
  • Mix in the eggs and the yolks one at the time until just combined.
  • Mix in oil, vanilla and sour cream until just combined.
  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder then mix with the fork. Add to wet mixture in three additions mixing until just combined.
  • Mix in water until just combined.
  • Fill the cupcakes forms until 2/3 full then bake. Check after 18min, if the toothpick comes out clean take them out and let cool.
  • Jam
  • In a small pot combine strawberries and sugar, turn the heat up to medium-high so that fruit starts to boil. Lower the temperature and simmer until it thickens.
  • Strain the jam if you don’t want any fruit chunks in the frosting.
  • Frosting
  • In a large bowl add butter and cheese then using electric mixer mix until combined.
  • Add sifted flour sugar in two stages and mix for 3-5min after each addition.
  • Add 3-5 tbsp of the strawberry jam or until you reach the color that you want the frosting to be. Mix until just combined.
  • Using a spatula, add a big dollop of frosting on to each cake and spread it out evenly. Make the top of the frosting layer flat with a dent for passion fruit to sit in. Add a tsp of passion fruit on to each cake.

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