Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Made from scratch, these cupcakes are deeply chocolatey, perfectly fluffy, and with a slightly domed top!

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together.

Combine the egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla in another bowl and whisk together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix using a stand mixer until combined.

Add hot water and mix again, until fully combined. The batter will be thin.

Fill cupcake liners only ½ full, then bake for 18-21 minutes at 350F.

Frosting: Cream butter and cocoa powder together until smooth using a mixer.

Add half of the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add remaining powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, then mix well.

Add heavy cream, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, mixing between each addition until you reach the desired consistency.

Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them. Serve and enjoy!

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