Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Prep Time45 mins
  • Total Time45 mins
  • Makes12 cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes

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Looking for an easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes that tastes great and works perfectly as a base for your awesome cupcake decorating ideas? Here it is!


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2/3 cup boiling water

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, whisk cocoa with boiling water until no lumps remain. In a medium bowl, whisk flour with sugar, baking powder and salt.

  • Whisk oil into slightly cooled cocoa mixture, then whisk in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until combined. The batter will be very thick.

  • Spoon batter into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 16-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

Try our icing or frosting on these cupcakes for double the fun.

This article was originally published on May 14, 2014