Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Two of our dear friends are moving to Germany, so yesterday before going over to say goodbye I quickly whipped up these yummy chocolate cupcakes with homemade buttercream frosting topped with a fresh, sliced strawberry. These chocolate cupcakes are perfectly moist and fudgy, with rich chocolate flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness. I adapted this recipe from Hershey’s and have been using this chocolate cupcake recipe for years. They turn out great every time! Note: You can double the recipe if needed.

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and mix well with a whisk or fork.
  3. Add egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter and mix together for 2 min on medium speed.
  4. Add ½ cup boiling water and stir with a large spoon.
  5. Line 12 cupcake pan with paper bake cups.
  6. Fill bake cups ⅔ full.
  7. Bake at 350 ºF for 22-25 mins, until toothpick comes out of center of cupcake clean and the centers are no longer sunk in the middle.
  8. Let cool for 30 min before frosting.
  9. Frost with buttercream frosting, or other frosting of your choice, and top with a fresh, sliced strawberry!


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