The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is moist, chocolatey perfection. These are the chocolate cupcakes you’ve been dreaming of!
We know how much everyone loves The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake. Thousands of rave reviews have poured in from all over the world. It truly is the perfect chocolate cake. We have now scaled back the recipe so that it is perfect for cupcakes, making an even two dozen.
This is the best chocolate cupcake recipe in the world and it’s pretty easy to make too. They are unbelievable moist, about as perfect as they come. No more boxed cake mixes! We have kept this recipe as simple as possible so that even an inexperienced baker can be successful with it.
TIPS AND TRICKS AND FAQ
- Q: Can I make this recipe into a two layer cake?
- A: Yes you can! This recipe will fill two, 9 inch cake rounds. It should bake for approximately 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- Q: Do I have to use buttermilk? What is buttermilk? Is there a buttermilk substitute?
- A: Yes, buttermilk is necessary for this recipe. It has to do with the way it interacts with other ingredients. Buttermilk is the liquid leftover after churning butter. Check out my more in depth post about how to make buttermilk substitute.
- Q: Do you have a substitute for eggs?
- A: There are numerous options for substituting eggs in baking recipes. You can always try using one of those. A basic egg substitute for cupcakes is 1 tablespoon white vinegar + 1 teaspoon baking per egg.
- Q: Can I use a different frosting?
- Q: Won’t the hot water cook the eggs?
- A: No, the hot water will not cook the eggs. You should be using hot water, not boiling water. Boiling water may cook the eggs.
- Q: Can I substitute coffee for the hot water?
- A: Yes you can. Coffee can enrich the flavor of chocolate and provide a more dark, and complex chocolate taste. Simply replace the water with hot brewed coffee.
- Q: What kind of cocoa powder did you use?
- A: We used Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder in order to use a brand that is most widely available for our readers. We are also fond of using higher quality cocoa powders like Ghiradelli’s or cocoa powders from specialty chocolatier shops, but those are pretty pricey. We don’t recommend using cheap store brands.
- Q: Can I make this recipe gluten free?
- A: Use gluten free flours at your own risk. Not all gluten free flours are equal and most don’t work as a straight forward substitute for all-purpose flour. We have not tested any gluten free flours in this recipe.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and I’ve always got you covered with my very own cooking show. You can see the entire collection over on YouTube.