Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & Heath Bar Sprinkles

When it comes time to birthdays in this family, we all seem to prefer chocolate (although carrot cake and Italian cream are my husband’s other favorites). I have made this recipe several times and am always pleased with how moist and light these cupcakes turn out. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you didn’t get a chance to read my “about” page and a little bit about my philosophy on nutrition, then you’re probably wondering why the Dietitian is posting a cupcake recipe. You will quickly learn that I am all about moderation. I love healthy food, am a firm believer in cooking from scratch and love to enjoy homemade baked goods on occasion. Since I have posted lots of healthy dishes lately, I thought I’d share a cupcake recipe. And although I am 6 months pregnant and would love to eat a cupcake like this everyday, I don’t. These were actually from my husband’s birthday a couple months ago. I thought the Heath Bar bits would be a nice grown-up touch instead of sprinkles. The added an extra bit of flavor and crunch.
I love to bake and although my college years were full of boxed cakes, I now really find satisfaction in baking from scratch, especially once I realized how easy it is. Seriously, just follow the measurements and you can’t go wrong. Although if you under or over bake your baked goods perhaps something can go wrong. I was inspired to post this since we’ve been sad to miss the recent birthdays of two of our little friends- my son’s BFF from Austin who just turned FIVE and my daughter’s BFF from Hawaii who just turned 3.

The unfortunate part of the military is leaving behind great friends, but they are always with us in spirit. Hope you enjoy this tried and tested recipe, especially you chocolate fans. Sending out this virtual cupcake to friends and family whose birthdays we’ve missed!

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  1. Amy says:

    Yum! Chocolate!! These look delicious, Melanie :) I think I’ll try and make them for Brian’s b’day on monday (or sunday night) and he can take some to work on his b’day! We miss you guys!

  2. Hi :)

    Thanks for the super sweet comment on my site.
    The one thing I will never understand about life is why men have lots of willpower to resist baked goods and us women have next to none. It’s pretty nice though :)

  3. A lovely post, and my oh my what a gorgeous sounding recipe so go with it :) stunning photos too!

  4. What a treat! This is perfect for my niece she loves chocolates a lot and this just perfect for her. I love that its easy to prepare and the ingredients are just in the fridge. Thanks!

  5. Tabby Bear says:

    Yum yum! SO nutty! Love this scrumptious recipe. This will be a perfect treat for my kids after they finish their homework.

  6. Piano Toy says:

    Yummy! From the picture I could imagine already how sweet, crunchy and creamy is the chocolate cupcake. I can’t wait trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

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