From the time I watched episode 8, named Save Me of Grey's Anatomy season 1, I couldn't stop thinking about Izzie's cupcakes. The secret ingredient that she keeps looking for the entire episode until the psychic patient helps her out with a simple 1 spoonful of coconut extract only added to my curiosity as to how those delicious looking cupcakes with the white swirly frosting would actually taste. 

It's been long since the series ended, breaking my heart, but I couldn't get those cakes out of my mind. Long story short, I looked up the recipe everywhere and found this, and all you fans out there, it's time for you to wear your baking hats, cuz this one, you'll want to try!

Izzie's Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Prep Time:50 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 20 mins
  • Servings:18
  • Medium


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
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  • Step 1

    Set oven to Preheat at 325° Fahrenheit.

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  • Step 2

    Warm 2 inches of water over medium in the bottom portion of a double boiler, put the 10 ounces of semisweet chocolate and 1 cup of heavy cream into the top portion. Cover with plastic wrap and let it heat for 10 minutes. Then remove the boiler from the heat and mix until smooth.

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  • Step 3

    Put the coconut extract, eggs, and granulated sugar into a mixing bowl and stir (or electrically beat) with medium power for about four minutes. Then, add the ingredients from the boiler and stir for 20 more seconds at medium power as well.

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  • Step 4

    Put the baking soda, chocolate chips, and cake flour to the mixture and stir on lower power for 10 seconds. Slowly, stir to medium power for another 10 seconds. Afterwards, stir additionally to make sure all the ingredients seem thoroughly mixed.

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  • Step 5

    Pour the mixture into 18 cupcake baking cups. Allow some room beneath the rim for the cupcakes to rise.

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  • Step 6

    Place the cupcakes into the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes (Test by placing a toothpick into the center of the cupcake; if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done).

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  • Step 7

    Cool the cupcakes before eating. Enjoy!

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FAN MOMENT: Just in case you happen to be a Harry Potter fan as well and have wanted to try out the fames Butterbeer from Hogsmeade, find the recipe here.