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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

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"These chocolate cupcakes are easy to make and very tasty. You can also bake them as a cake."

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Original recipe makes 16 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, almond extract and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter, alternating with the milk, just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with your favorite frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2009

We are 8 years old and we made them all by are selfs. They are the best cupcakes we have ever made. We did not have almond extract and they still are great. We enjoyed making them and eating them too. They are the best cupcakes ever!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 06, 2008

I had high hopes for this recipe but unfortunately was disappointed. These cupcakes were *very dense* and not at all cake like (hence the word cup "cake"). I followed the recipe as stated. I only made half a batch which was 9 nice sized cupcakes. Also, I used my kitchen aid mixer but don't feel I over mixed the batter. Fortunately, i was able to "help" the taste but using the Peanut Butter & Banana Frosting recipe from this site (delicious).

May 11, 2008

THis was good. I made a couple of alterations, but not many. I changed the fat to oil after watching an episode of "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" on cupcakes and her (of course, he battled a woman!) secret ingredient was oil in the batter for a lighter brownie. I also added 12 oz chocolate chips, since my boys were begging me to make chocolate, chocolate chip cupcakes.

Mar 05, 2010

I really liked this recipe. After reading some other reviews, and knowing that butter doesnt get used in cupcakes, I used 10 Tablespoons of oil instead of butter. I also think the cooking time is way off. I only cooked mine for 16 minutes, max! They turned out moist and wonderful. I love the hint of almond flavor you get as well.

Sep 14, 2009

these were the best chocolate cupcakes i have ever had! followed the recipe exactly and had zero problems!

Mar 12, 2009

These are delicious. I just made these an hour ago - I chose them because I only had unsweetened coco powder and not chocolate chocolate. The batter is like frosting itself and the cupcakes are so airy. I didn't use the almond extract, but that worked out for me.

Mar 03, 2009

The recipe is ok, the batter came out a little thick so I added a bit more milk and a dash of oil in it as well. However, after adding these it was still a little thick so I decided to make them into cookies instead. That worked out great! Just spoon out onto a cookie sheet, bake for about 8-10 minutes, cool, and add a bit of frosting. It's a great mix between a cupcake and a cookie!

Dec 08, 2009

These cupcakes were great! I added 2 cups of milk and that did the trick. It made them moist and rich. I don't even like cupcakes, but these were amazing. Easy to make too. I had to make these because my dad just was released from the hospital and he craved these. I must say they were a bit lumpy but the were very tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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