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Death By Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting
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4.8 from 20 votes

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Course cake, cupcakes, desserts
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author divas can cook


  • 1 15.25 oz box dark chocolate cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 3.9 oz box chocolate fudge flavored instant pudding (I used Jell-o brand)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup prepared plain warm coffee
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 bag 11 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 11 oz premium milk chocolate bars I used DOVE chocolate. So good!
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Strawberries nuts, chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and pudding mix until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  • Add in the sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and prepared coffee.
  • Mix for 5 minutes or until completely combined. The batter will be thick! I finished off by stirring with a rubber spatula.
  • Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full with batter.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan as soon as they come out of the oven.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack while you make the frosting.
  • In a large bowl melt the milk chocolate candy bars in the microwave, stirring every 8-10 seconds until completely melted. The dove chocolate squares took 1 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Let cool until slightly warm.
  • Stir in sour cream.
  • Refrigerate for 30 seconds or until it's firm enough to hold peaks.
  • When cupcakes are cooled, pipe on the frosting.
  • Garnish with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!
  • Store in the refrigerator.



Be careful not to overcook
Using a variety of chocolate works best!
Feel free to garnish as you'd like!