Better Than Sex Cupcakes: Chocolate Times Five

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Better Than Sex Cupcakes

I don’t want a ‘plain chocolate cupcake’. I want a phenomenal, rich, delectable, ‘better than sex’ chocolate cupcake. Milk chocolate? White chocolate? Dark chocolate? All of the the above. Not EVERY cupcake needs to have an unusual flavor or a quirky ingredient. There’s no reason that traditional has to mean boring. If I wanted a boring chocolate cupcake, I’d got to the store and buy a box mix and do it myself. I want the Cupcake
Project version.

This was my friend’s demand and I couldn’t let him down. I had to create a Better than Sex Cupcake that lived up to his hopes.

The Five Chocolate Parts of the Better Than Sex Cupcakes

I created cupcakes that have five different chocolate components:
  1. Chocolate cupcake recipe by Chockylit. On their own, these may be the best chocolate cupcakes you’ve ever had.(Update 6/213: I’d now suggest using my Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes as the cupcake recipe. They are even better!)
  2. Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed into the recipe.
  3. Rich, decedent chocolate mousse filling.
  4. Dark chocolate ganache made with 67 percent Patric chocolate.
  5. White chocolate drizzle.

Were the Better Than Sex Cupcakes Better than Sex?

I offer you selected quotes from three tasters:
“Sex, what’s that?”
“Mmmmmmm… chocolate”
“It could be better that sex. I’ll have to go home and compare.” (I never got a report from this taster on which was better. I can only assume the cupcakes were better and the taster didn’t want to embarrass his lover.)

What Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Should I Use?

Although the text below is from my post on Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes, the same information applies. And, as noted above, I recommend using the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake as the cupcake recipe for the Better Than Sex Cupcakes.

  1. Cocoa Powder
  2. Chocolate.

Better Than Sex Cupcake Recipe

The chocolate cake recipe came from Chockylit’s now-defunct cupcake blog. I am reprinting it below with my added step of mixing in chocolate chips. Chockylit points out that this recipe will make flat cupcakes, not domed ones. Do not try to overfill your cupcake liner. She recommend filling it 2/3 full. I changed the recipe to reflect the fact that I only filled mine about 1/2 way.

Update 6/2/13: I am leaving this recipe here because many of you love it. But, you’ll see in the comments that people have had problems with this recipe. If you are making this for the first time, I now suggest using my Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with 2/3 cups chocolate chips mixed in instead of the cupcake recipe below. You can still follow the instructions for the mousse, ganache, and white chocolate drizzle found below.

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Better Than Sex Cupcakes: Chocolate Times Five

These cupcakes have five different forms of chocolate in them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 cupcakes
Calories 234kcal
Author Stefani


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Filling Ingredients

  • You can fill these cupcakes with any chocolate mousse recipe you like. I strongly recommend trying my homemade chocolate mousse.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz of dark chocolate broken into small pieces I used Patric chocolate
  • 1/3 C heavy cream

White Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white chocolate.


Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Beat butter until softened.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
  • Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/2 full.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Filling Instructions

  • To fill the cupcakes, use a small paring knife to cut a cone into the cupcake. Spoon or pipe (I found piping to be easier) chocolate mousse into the hole. Replace the top. Don't worry if the top of the cupcake doesn't look pretty any more, you are going to frost over it so no one will know the difference.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Instructions

  • Place the chocolate in a small glass bowl.
  • Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just starts to boil.
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate is melted and integrated with the cream.
  • While it is still warm, spread a thin layer of it over the cupcakes. It will harden when it cools.

White Chocolate Drizzle Instructions

  • Melt white chocolate. You can do this on the stove, but I find it easier to do in the microwave. I do it for 20 seconds at a time. Stir after each round. When it is all melted, you are done. It should take about a minute.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag or a disposable pastry bag. Cut a very small hole at the tip of the bag and draw whatever kind of funky pattern you want onto your cupcakes!


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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