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The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcakes

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcakes are here! Moist, chocolatey perfection. This is the chocolate cupcake recipe you've been dreaming of!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream

  • cups butter softened
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Recipe makes 24 cupcakes so you may have to cook it in batches unless you have two muffin tins.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
  • Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure everything got mixed in.
  • Fill each cupcake 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until the cupcakes meet the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean). Remove from tins and cool completely.
  • Make the frosting by In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy using a hand mixer. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating in between.
  • Transfer frosting to a piping bag and pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg