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The best chocolate cupcakes ever!

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 253kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Frost with buttercream frosting (recipe above).



Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 53mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 7.6% | Iron: 4.4%