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Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with Chocolate Milk Frosting

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If you’re a chocolate milk fan, you’re going to love these easy cupcakes made with chocolate milk! This doctored box mix recipe can be made in minutes and perfect for a late night snack or a quick dessert!

 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk!

 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk – both in the cupcake batter and in the buttercream.

 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk!

Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with Chocolate Milk Frosting

 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk!

The other day I was really craving an ice cream sandwich. The craving popped up out of nowhere and didn’t leave. For days. Finally, my husband came home with a box of TruMoo ice cream sandwiches and proudly proclaimed, “they don’t have any high fructose corn syrup!”.

I’m much pickier about the ingredients in our food than he is and I love that he noticed that and made his choice based on it.

 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk! This doctored box mix recipe can be made in minutes and perfect for a late night snack or a quick dessert!

A couple days later, I got this opportunity to develop a recipe using TruMoo chocolate milk. How perfect. I try to make healthy choices but I’m clearly not going to give up baked goods (or frozen treats). Using TruMoo milk that, as my husband pointed out, has no HFCS and no artificial growth hormones, but still has great chocolate flavor helps me keep the healthy/happy balance.

These easy chocolate cupcakes start with a boxed mix but you could easily use this chocolate cupcake recipe from scratch if you want to avoid that.

The chocolate milk flavor definitely comes through in both the cupcake and the frosting leaving a chocolate milk aftertaste which is a great thing. I ate three of them while I was taking their picture…

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Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with Chocolate Milk Buttercream Frosting | Persnickety Plates

Chocolate Milk Cupcakes with Chocolate Milk Buttercream Frosting

Persnickety Plates
If you're a chocolate milk fan, you're going to love these easy cupcakes made with chocolate milk! This doctored box mix recipe can be made in minutes and perfect for a late night snack or a quick dessert!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chocolate Milk Cupcakes

  • 1 15.25 oz dark chocolate fudge cake mix or your favorite chocolate mix
  • 1 ¼ cup chocolate milk
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 oz mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

For the Chocolate Milk Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) at room temp
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons chocolate milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

For the Chocolate Milk Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans with 18 liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, chocolate milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes, until the batter is fully incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, toss the mini chocolate chips with the cocoa powder (this step is optional but will keep the chocolate chips from all falling to the bottom of the cupcakes).
  • Add the chocolate chips into the cake batter and stir to combine.
  • Use a cookie scoop, or spoon, to fill your 18 prepared cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 12-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Let cool.

For the Chocolate Milk Buttercream Frosting

  • To the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl with your hand mixer), add the room temperature butter and beat on medium for about 2 minutes until creamy.
  • While the butter is creaming, in another large bowl, add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt and whisk together.
  • Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar mix, chocolate milk, and vanilla.
  • Once all the ingredients have been added, beat on medium for about 2 minutes.
  • Frost your cooled cupcakes, top with sprinkles, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 242IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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 Chocolate Milk Cupcakes are not to be confused with Milk Chocolate Cupcakes! These easy cupcakes are made with chocolate milk! This doctored box mix recipe can be made in minutes and perfect for a late night snack or a quick dessert!

This post was originally sponsored by TruMoo Milk.

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  1. Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 says

    These cupcakes look delicious! I would never have thought to make them with chocolate milk– what a fabulous idea!

  2. ang says

    Those look super tasty! What a great idea to use chocolate milk!

  3. Linda A. Stoots says

    My kids love chocolate milk, I know they’re love this these cupcakes.

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