Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Chocolate Cupcakes


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Every home recipe collection needs a good chocolate cupcake recipe and this is a great one that is easy to make and versatile for decorations.


Serves: 16 

  • 1 1/3 cups (170g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • pinch salt
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a muffin tray with patty cups.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating well with each addition then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Ice with your favourite icing when cool.

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The only comment I would like to make is that I backed the filling to about halfway in the patty pan because at 3/4 fill they overflowed a bit but overall the recipe was good and the cakes are nice and moist. Came up nice with coffee fondant icing on top. - 13 Jun 2009


Not sure how you can cream the butter 50gm with that quantity of sugar can someone tell me? Mine were a disaster first time ever I have baked like that :-( - 09 May 2014


I made these for my daughter's birthday to take to school. Rave reviews from the kids, teacher, principal and a few other mums. Plus gave several a try myself, some of the most moist and tastiest homemade cupcakes. Thank-you for sharing this recipe. And they were easy to make and I love that they don't have much butter. They do rise a lot, so you don't need much mixture in each one, so will do this a bit differently next time, as some rose a little too much, but definitely can't wait to make them again. - 20 Aug 2013

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