Welcome to my Airfryer Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe here at recipethis.com. Discover the easiest way EVER to make chocolate cupcakes with a moist chocolate cupcake batter, followed by the most delicious ever chocolately cream cheese frosting.
The first time I ever tried chocolate cupcakes I absolutely hated them. I mean I actually gave them away to my son as I just couldn’t finish them. I mean, seriously this is me, the biggest chocolate addict to ever live and here I was finding a chocolate cupcake too sickly and unable to finish it!
We were actually at DisneyWorld at the time and it was 5 years ago and it was my first time in the United States.
My baked goods prior to this was usually a slice of chocolate cake, lemon buns, chocolate chip cookies, or a mountain of chocolate.
Yet I had always wanted to try a chocolate cupcake, but just hadn’t had the chance as there is not much call for such a thing here in Portugal. We are more like France and Spain and into pastries with lots of butter instead.
I think the reason I didn’t like it, is because here in Europe they just don’t add that much sugar to them and the icing sugar we use is not as strong.
It was a case of being brought up on different flavours.
Well I spent ages thinking this.
Then I had a chance to test out another Americans chocolate cupcakes and found that they tasted amazing. I think I had just tried a bad one and the real deal was so much better.
It is such a shame that my first taste of an American chocolate cupcake was a bad one and I was now having this brand new love affair with chocolate cupcakes especially if they were made with a cream cheese frosting.
But when I got home, I decided that I loved the idea of cupcakes and I wanted to make my own. I wanted them with less sugar and a creamier texture. I also felt that the cupcake I originally tried wasn’t moist either and tasted heavy.
You know that horrible feeling when you try a chocolate bun or a slice of chocolate cake and it turns out to be heavy and doesn’t have that light, moist feeling of a quality cake.
But since then there have been a lot of experiences and I am very much a chocolate cupcakes convert.
In these Airfryer Chocolate Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, I am showing you my favourite ever way to make a cupcake. I am using my chocolate cake batter as the base of the cupcakes and then the cream cheese frosting is made with my favourite soft cheese along with organic cocoa powder, lots of brown sugar and a few extra added ingredients.
It’s a dream come true for chocolate cupcakes. Just because it is so easy to use and is perfect for when you have some leftover cake batter from when you are making a cake and for using up some of your soft cheese that you have stored in your fridge.
In our house, we have all of these ingredients in, so it is perfect for when you have a chocolate cupcake craving and you want to make some with some delicious homemade cream cheese frosting.
I think they went down well in our house though as they were gone within a blink of an eye. I am sure someone stole my last one…..I wonder who I can blame for that????
Well he is 16 years old, is skinny, has the best toned abs that I have ever seen and makes me sick that he eats more chocolate than me and never even puts a kilo on.
I wonder who I am talking about ?
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- Start by making the cake batter. Mix it as you would if you were making a chocolate cake. Put it to one side once made.
- Flour the bottom and sides of 8 little cupcake cases so that they will become non-stick.
- Fill them to 3/4s with the cake batter.
- Place them in the Airfryer and cook for 7 minutes at 200c/400f.
- Make the cream frosting. Add the butter, brown sugar, vanilla and soft cheese into a mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until it is smooth and creamy.
- Place the frosting into the freezer for an hour to help it firm up a little.
- After an hour using the cake decorating kit, add ¼ of the frosting into the cake decorator.
- Then in the bowl mix in the cocoa powder with a fork until well mixed and is a beautiful chocolate colour.
- Spoon in the rest of it into the cake decorating kit and swirl the cupcake layer onto the top of the buns.
- 10. Fridge for 20 minutes and then serve.
When you cook the cupcakes you will probably only be able to fit up to 6 in at once (depending on the size of your Airfryer). We did our chocolate cupcakes in 2 rounds of 4.
As you need time for your chocolate cupcakes to cool down before you can add the frosting, I would recommend that you make the frosting while your cupcakes are cooking as it gives you a head start. I had a little extra cake batter leftover, which I placed on top as you just can’t waste cake batter can you?
You can of course make it more chocolately. Some chocolate flavoured soft cheese is amazing as is adding some chocolate sauce.
Airfryer Chocolate Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Introducing KPKitchen & Their Cake Decorating Kit
For me this is my very first time using a professional cake decorating kit. I have always wondered how they got the swirls so perfect and now I have found a way to do the swirls in such a simple way.
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- Includes 200 baking cups
- Includes a corer
- Large capacity (Just over a cup)
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If you’re like me, you’re tired of tossing disposable pastry bags. Sure, there are reusable pastry bags, but they’re a pain to clean. I don’t have the time to turn a bag inside out, really wash it to remove any greasy butter, and then fit my fingers into tiny frosting tips. The KP Kitchen Cupcake Decorating Kit eliminates many of those issues.
Tips in this frosting tool are wider and fit a small bottle brush. The tube itself is over an inch in diameter and fits a bottle brush with ease. This makes it so much easier to clean. I also loved that it came with everything. There’s a corer, if you want to remove some of the cupcake to fill the inside of a muffin or cupcake with filling first. It also came with 200 paper cups, which will last most households months.
To use the cupcake decorating kit, you unscrew the top coupler, fill the tube with a little over a cup of frosting, and put the plunger back into the tube. Once you’ve managed this, which wasn’t easy by that point because frosting that was trying to ooze out as the plunger went into place made my fingers slick with butter, you secure the top coupler. Take the desired tip, place it into a second coupler, and screw that onto the bottom of the frosting tool.
You’re ready to go.
To frost, you pull the thumb lever that pushes the plunger down. You’ll find that a cup of frosting doesn’t go far. Within a few cupcakes, you need to stop, refill the tube, wipe everything down again because your fingers are greasy, and get back to frosting. It ended up taking longer. I also found that a lot of frosting ended up trapped on the bottom of the plunger, which is designed to scrape the tube and leave no frosting behind. It does that, but frosting under the concave plunger ends up getting wasted.
The only place where I found myself saving a lot of time was in cleaning the cupcake decorating kit. It washed quickly. Given the other hassle, I’m not sure it was more convenient overall.
Overall – The chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe I used seemed to be too much for this frosting device. I think you need to stick to thinner frostings, like a whipped cream version. If I put too much pressure on the thumb lever, the frosting came out in huge blobs, but too little pressure was leaving thin spots and gaps. It’s going to take a lot of trial and error to figure out the right pressure to use. The instructions say you can use it to make pressed cookies. I can’t see cookie dough moving easily through this device.
I end up with mixed feelings regarding the KP Kitchen Cupcake Decorating Kit. With a thinner frosting I can see it being an excellent frosting device, but a thinner frosting is also going to be more likely to run, especially if you’re in an area where heat and humidity heat up your kitchen. For the frosting I used, a pastry bag is just far superior and more effective when it comes to a precision control.
Best Feature – For us the best feature has to be that it is perfect for both a beginner and a pro. While it was difficult to do with a traditional cream cheese frosting, something like whipped cream is just perfect for it.
At the end of the day it depends on what you’re using it for. We still got the perfect look, we just had to put the hard work in and here it is for example with a vanilla buttercream frosting:
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