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Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes

This chocolate cupcake recipe is moist and rich in chocolate flavor. They are easy to make and delicious! Top them with the best chocolate buttercream frosting ever!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 cupcakes
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 6 ounces water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegatbale oil


  • Boil the water in a sauce pan. Move from heat, add in cocoa powder whisking with a hand whisk constantly until the cocoa is melted.
  • Add the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, sugar) in a mixing bowl together.
  • Add liquid ingredients (eggs, oil, buttermilk) into a separate bowl. I add them in a liquid measuring cup.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry while mixer is on medium. Mix until combined. 
  • Scrape in the melted chocolate and mix until combined.
  • Scoop the batter into a lined cupcake tin. Full them 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the cake is not jiggly in the center. 
  • Let the cupcakes cool while you make the chocolate frosting. 


Always check the cupcakes after 15 minutes of cooking. Every oven is different so cooking times will always vary. 
Use a cookie scooper to scoop batter into the cupcake liners. We did 3 scoops for each cupcake in these larger tulip cupcake wrappers.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg