5 from 7 votes
The best chocolate cupcakes ever!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Jamielyn
  • 1 box 15 ounce devils food cake mix
  • 5.9 ounces 5.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding (dry)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cake mix and chocolate pudding.. Stir until combined. Next mix in the eggs, canola oil and water. Stir in the sour cream and then chocolate chips.
  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 above).

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
The best chocolate cupcakes ever!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 274mg 11%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.