Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cupcake
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5 from 11 votes

Recipe for Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

A simple chocolate cupcake recipe that yields consistently good results. An incredible ingredient that makes these cupcakes moist, fluffy, and deliciously chocolatey. It goes well with chocolate buttercream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 187kcal
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost $6-$8


  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 big room temperature egg
  • 34 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar, distilled
  • 1 cup hot coffee (8 fluid ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 granulated sugar cup
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, measured


  • The oven should be preheated to 350°F and the rack should be in the center. Cupcake liners should be used to line a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in a large mixing basin to break up most of the cocoa lumps.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients in the second mixing basin.
  • Pour the wet components over the dry ingredients and whisk until no dry streaks remain. The consistency of the mixture will be loose and slightly lumpy.
  • Fill each cup 2/3 full with the mixture using an ice cream spoon (do not overfill). Cook for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the skillet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool entirely to room temperature before decorating.

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Claudia Martinez

Written by Claudia Martinez

I am Claudia Martinez, the creator behind the food blog FoodFourYou.com where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and my children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’m making them for a library baking club, and managed to reduce the baking time to 15 minutes at 375, and was also able to make it all in one bowl! The kids are going to love them!

  2. 5 stars
    One word…WOW! I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly! I used pure vanilla I had received as a gift from St Maarten…what a difference. No need to look any further for the perfect chocolate cupcake! Thank you so much ☺️

  3. 5 stars
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  4. 5 stars
    This is the best cupcake recipe I’ve ever seen! For such a quick and easy recipe, it came out amazing. The chocolate and coffee go so well together and it’s not over powering. Thanks so much!

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