Ina Garten Just Gave Fans The Chocolate Cupcake Recipe They've Been Begging For

Empress of satisfying, queen of comfort food, saint of food for the soul Ina Garten has just gifted fans the chocolate cupcake recipe they've been begging for. It all started with Beatty's Chocolate Cake. When Food Network claims that Beatty's Chocolate Cake is a fan favorite, it's not kidding. The Barefoot Contessa developed the chocolatey treat in 2006. In the years since, the recipe has racked up almost nothing but five-star reviews on Food Network. The cake is the moist, melt-in-your-mouth stuff — according to its 2,500 (and counting) bakers — of family traditions. It's Garten's favorite chocolate cake too — not in the least because, as she writes on her website, the coffee in its frosting "makes the chocolate taste oh so rich."

Now, Ina Garten has resolved her fans' most pressing issue with the recipe. After fans pestered the Food Network personality enough for a cupcake version of Beatty's Chocolate Cake, Garten caved (via The Gram). Here's how you turn the buttermilk and coffee-infused chocolate cake classic into cupcakes.

Yes, you can turn Ina Garten's legendary cake recipe into cupcakes

As per Ina Garten's Instagram instructions, Beatty's Chocolate Cake recipe will yield enough frosting to fill 24 cupcake molds. (Here's your obligatory gentle reminder not to skimp on the vanilla, which as Garten will remind you in this Youtube tutorial is "really important when you're doing chocolate.") From there, you should bake your cupcakes for 25 minutes instead of the 35 to 40 that the original recipe calls for. Also, says Garten, double the frosting. "Doubling the frosting recipe makes a little too much frosting." Garten writes on The Gram, "but I've never found that to be a problem, have you??" The celebrity chef has a point. 

Not into chocolate frosting? Garten's Instagram followers and ardent recipe recreators have your back. Several responded to the post suggesting that the Barefoot Contessa's peanut butter frosting recipe also pairs perfectly with the rich, chocolatey dessert. Bon Appétit!