Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cupcake
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5 from 11 votes

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

An easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes with great results every time. An amazing ingredient that makes these cupcakes moist, fluffy, and super chocolatey. Try it 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 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup warm coffee, or 8 fluid ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, the correct size


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack positioned in the middle of the oven. Fill this 12-piece muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients well together to break up most of the cocoa lumps.
  • In the second mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined and no dry streaks remain. The mixture will be loose and slightly lumpy.
  • Use an ice cream spoon to scoop up the mixture, filling each cup 2/3 full (don't fill it too much). Bake for 18-22 minutes (20 minutes was ideal), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in skillet, then transfer to rack to cool completely 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
    did you seen me a text that I won something from you if you did please let me know if not please let me know I have never got something like that before so help me out it said I won 750 please help

  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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