Best Chocolate Cupcakes

    40 minutes

    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.

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    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