Chocolate cupcakes with truffles spread icing

  • Preparation 50 min
  • Cooking 20 min
  • Servings 15 cupcakes
  • Freezing Absolutely


Ingredients for the cupcakes

  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/3 cup 5% sour cream
  • 90g 72% dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate milk
  • About 15 cacao truffles with hazelnuts chunks from Trufettes de France

Ingredients for the icing

  • 1/2 cut salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetal shortening
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup truffles spread
  • 5 tablespoons milk



  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater, mix the butter and sugar at medium speed for 2-3 minutes to whiten. Scrape the sides.
  • Add the rum, sour cream, chocolate and egg whites then mix for 1-2 minutes to combine. Scrape the sides once again.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of the mix in the stand mixer bowl then mix for 2 minutes to combine.
  • Add the milk and the rest of the flour mix and beat for 1-2 minutes to obtain a smooth consistency. Do not over mix.
  • Place parchment paper linings in a muffin mold then fill them 2/3 with the batter. Push a chocolate truffle in the center of each one of them then spread the cupcakes mix to cover. Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick come out dry when poked in the center of a cupcake. Let cool down entirely.

For the icing : 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater, mix the butter and shortening at medium speed for 30 seconds to combine.
  • Add 2 cups icing sugar and continue beating for 1 minute to combine. Scrape the sides.
  • Add the rest of the sugar along with the truffles spread and milk then mix for 1-2 minutes for a nice texture. Pour in a pastry bag and garnish the cupcakes using your inner artist skills! Decorate with decorative chocolate bits or grated chocolate!