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Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Serves 10

4.66 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups whole milk


  • 1 batch chocolate-flavoured American buttercream frosting or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.



  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 140°C / 275°F or a conventional oven to 160°C / 320°F. Line a cupcake tin with brown cupcake liners.
  • Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt to a
    large mixing bowl. Mix on low speed with a hand mixer until combined.
  • Next, add the softened butter and continue mixing on low speed until
    the mixture reaches a crumbly, sand-like texture.
  • Add the eggs and milk and mix again on low speed until all the dry
    ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the side of the bowl and
    mix for a final 20 seconds.
  • Fill each liner just below three-quarters of the way. Using an
    ice-cream scoop to transfer the batter to the cupcake liners makes
    this a quick and easy process, and ensures each liner contains
    exactly the same amount of batter and that the cupcakes will bake
    evenly. Bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in
    the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool
    completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • These cupcakes are perfectly paired with my vanilla or chocolate flavoured buttercream frosting. Fit the end of a piping bag with whichever piping tip you like and frost a swirl on top. Sprinkle with sprinkles!


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 10g
Calories : 313kcal
Carbonhydrates: 40g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 1g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 77mg
Sodium: 196mg
Potassium : 136mg
Fiber: 2g
Sugar : 24g
Vitamin A: 520IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 39mg
Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclosure