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Today I am sharing with you the BEST chocolate cupcakes ever! They are super soft, rich and topped with a lush buttercream frosting! You won’t believe how easy these chocolate cupcakes are to make.

My husband has claimed (on more than one occasion) that these are the BEST chocolate cupcakes he’s ever had. My friend brought them over a couple months ago and we literally both gasped! They were so soft and full of chocolate goodness, we couldn’t just stop at one! Since that day we’ve made this recipe about 3 times and plan to make it many more! And to tell you the truth I’m usually not a chocolate cake fan. I mean, I LOVE chocolate, but for some reason I’m just not a huge cake lover. These cupcakes definitely changed my mind! I’m telling you… they are that good! The secret ingredients are the pudding mix and sour cream! The flavor is fantastic.

The BEST chocolate cupcakes ever! They are super soft, rich and topped with a lush buttercream frosting! You won’t believe how easy these chocolate cupcakes are to make.

The BEST chocolate cupcakes ever!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15 oz) devils food cake mix
  • 1 5.9 oz. box chocolate pudding (dry)
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs (whisked)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 8 oz sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Next mix in the eggs, canola oil and water. Finally mix in the sour cream.
  3. Pour cake mix into the cupcake liners (about 3/4 the way full). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they Spring back when touched. Do not over cook. You can also test with a tooth pick to make sure the centers are cooked all the way through.
  4. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
  5. Frost with buttercream frosting (recipe below).

Notes

Makes 20-24 cupcakes

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/best-chocolate-cupcakes/

Recipe adapted from: The Food Nanny

Buttercream frosting

Find the perfect buttercream frosting to go with these chocolate cupcakes HERE.

The BEST chocolate cupcakes ever! They are super soft, rich and topped with a lush buttercream frosting! You won’t believe how easy these chocolate cupcakes are to make.

Here’s a little Valentine version you can make for your sweetheart. I found the cute candy envelopes and baking cups at Michaels. :D

The BEST chocolate cupcakes ever! They are super soft, rich and topped with a lush buttercream frosting! You won’t believe how easy these chocolate cupcakes are to make.

Enjoy!!

So let’s hear it… are you a chocolate cake lover?!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 Responses to “The best chocolate cupcakes ever!”

      • Bryn

        Thanks for adding the cake mix size. I always worry when doing cake mix recipes that I’ve bought the wrong size and they won’t turn out. Looking forward to trying these :)

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  1. Heather

    Can’t use eggs. Have you ever tried substituting something for the eggs? If so, what? I have heard bananas and apple sauce. Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn

      I’ve never substituted the eggs for anything in this recipe, but I’m sure it would work! Definitely let us know how it goes if you end up substituting! :)

      Reply
  2. B

    I love chocolate and these cupcakes look delicious! I was looking for a recipe for chocolate cupcakes to make with my kids so I think this will be the one to try. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Erin

    I made these for valentines day and everyone loved them, thank you for sharing and I will definetely be making these again and again!

    Reply
  4. Ginny

    Can you please confirm the pudding size? I find a 3.9 oz (4 serving) and a 5.1 oz (6 serving) size. Which one did you use?

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Christina! I’ve never tried this recipe for a cake or bundt cake, but I’m sure it would work great!! Just lower the temperature a little and cook it longer! :) Let us know how it turns out!

      Reply
  5. Alisha

    Hi! I just posted on your Pink Lemonade Cupcake post about looking for a second super easy, super yummy cupcake…maybe this is it!? :) What do you think?

    Reply