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Easiest Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes
One-Bowl Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

The name says it all! Throw these delicious, super moist, beautifully domed Easy Chocolate Cupcakes together in minutes!

Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes, Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Servings: 15
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coffee cooled
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Line another cupcake pan with three cupcake liners for a total of 15. Set aside.

  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a medium-size bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add milk, oil, egg, vanilla and coffee. Stir with a whisk until all ingredients are combined then continue to whisk until batter is smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix for another 10-15 seconds. The batter will be thinner than most cake batters, don’t worry, it’s just the way it should be!
  4. Fill cupcake liners just half full. (I'm always tempted to fill them higher and when I do, they overflow.)

  5. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 325˚F. Bake 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and tips

Recipe Adapted from Add a Pinch

Nutrition Facts
One-Bowl Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.