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Individual Double Chocolate Teacakes Topped with Whipped Cream

Individual Double Chocolate Teacakes Topped with Whipped Cream

Adapted from Zoe Nathan
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cakes
Author TheSpicedLife


  • 1 cup (126 g) AP flour
  • 1 T (10 g) potato starch
  • 6 T (30 g) Hershey's Special Dark cocoa, see notes above
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled (I used decaf because of the kids)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3/4 cup (130 g) chopped bittersweet (60-70% cacao) chocolate
  • 10 T (140 g, 1 stick plus 2 more tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup + 2 T (225 g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • lightly sweetened whipped cream for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
  2. Line the wells of 2 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners (I used silicone ones and removed before serving the cupcakes). Lightly spray the pans with nonstick spray, including the insides of the cups. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, potato starch, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the coffee, buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside.
  5. Melt the chopped chocolate in either a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments on 50% power. When it is melted smooth, set it aside to cool slightly.
  6. Beat the butter in a mixer until creamy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed and add the sugar. Cream until fluffy, about 2 minutes on medium high speed. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  7. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture, alternating, in 3 and 2 additions respectively. Begin and end with the flour mixture.
  8. Switch to a spatula by hand and fold the miniature chocolate chips into the batter, being sure to fully incorporate any flour streaks while you do so.
  9. Divide the batter among the muffin wells. Place the pans in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate from top to bottom and left to right. Bake another 8-13 minutes, until the cakes are risen and set, and a cake tester inserted into the center of one of the cakes comes out clean. Be careful to not overbake--be aware of the cakes toward the end of the baking time.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool for 5 minutes before quickly removing them and placing them on a cooling rack. Cool completely before removing the wrapper and topping with whipped cream and serve immediately (i.e., do not top with whipped cream until ready to serve).
  11. If you want to look extra fancy, use a plastic bag with a piping tip to put the whipped cream on top of the cupcakes. I did this for Sammy and her friends, but did not bother later, with the ones I just served to us.