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Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are really good and moist and the perfect sweetness! If I could make any chocolate cupcake for myself, it would be this one. Amazing plain, and excellent with some Simple Chocolate Icing! (If you are looking for a quicker one that doesn’t require a food processor, try my Quick Chocolate Cupcakes recipe!)

Total time (including baking): 40 min. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Materials: 1 mixing bowl; processor; measuring vessels; muffin tin. Missing materials or ingredients? Look here.

Ingredients (Substitutions):

  • 15 Deglet Noor (or 8 Medjool) dates
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 7 tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder, optional
  • Simple Chocolate Icing
chocolate buttermilk cupcakes date apple sauce spelt espresso


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter muffin tin. Chop 15 Deglet Noor (or 8 Medjool) dates.
  2. Blend in processor: 2 tbsp oil, 7 tbsp apple sauce, 1 egg, and chopped dates. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in the second egg and ⅔ cup buttermilk.
  4. In a measuring cup, stir together ½ cup all purpose flour, ½ cup spelt flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp salt, and 1 tsp espresso powder if you’d like.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the wet batter and stir until just combined. Pour into muffin tins.
  6. Bake at 350˚F for ~25 minutes, until cupcake tops are springy to the touch. Allow to cool while making Simple Chocolate Icing. Then ice and enjoy!

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