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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

If you are looking for the best homemade chocolate cupcakes then you are going to want to make this moist chocolate cupcakes recipe. These from scratch chocolate cupcakes are the best moist chocolate cupcakes you are going to find.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cupcake, homemade chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 251kcal
Author Lauren



  • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
  • Put paper liners in your cupcake pans or you can use silicone, which ever ones you prefer.
  • In a bowl whisk together the hot brewed coffee and cocoa, until dissolved and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl place the butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high speed of your mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the coffee-cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Mix each addition just until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
  • Divide the batter between the prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds of the way full.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pans briefly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg