chocolate cupcakes
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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

The BEST Chocolate Cupcakes ever - Super soft, rich and topped with a lush buttercream frosting! You won't believe how easy these chocolate cupcakes are to make! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce box devil's food cake mix
  • 3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding (dry)
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 8 ounces sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line cupcake liners in 2 muffin pans. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and chocolate pudding. Add the chocolate chips in now (this will prevent them from sinking) and stir until combined. 
  • Next mix in the eggs, canola oil and water. Then stir in the sour cream.
  • Pour cupcake mixture into the liners (about 3/4 the way full). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. Do not overcook. 
  • Remove from oven and allow chocolate cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack. Wait to frost until cooled completely. 

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Notes

Find my favorite frosting recipes here: 
 
Recipe slightly adapted from The Food Nanny Cookbook

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.1mg