Chocolate Butter Cupcakes warm from the oven are lighter than air. If clouds could be made of Valrohna chocolate, this would be it. This recipe from Rose's Heavenly Cakes is definitely celestial.
The cake has a moist, delicate texture. Trying to outsmart my baking pans, I have taken to removing baked goods a smidgen under baked and turning them out of the pans ASAP. It has helped enormously. The extra cupcake batter went into an aluminum mini cake pan. It took quite a while to bake but turned out nicely.
Everyone preferred these dusted simply with powdered sugar. I, however, couldn't help dabbling in buttercream and mixed up an espresso version with creme fraiche. It was light enough not to compete with the cake.