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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Jennifer Padilla: "Love this recipe! It’s my go-to for both cupcakes…" Read More
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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (natural)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil (canola oil, would also be fine)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten, preferably room temperature)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water (or hot coffee or 1 tsp instant coffee dissolved into 1 cup hot water)
  • 1 cup salted butter (softened to room temperature, 2 sticks)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. milk
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    MalAk BQ 2 years ago
    This was definitely easy to make but not my favorite. There was way too much batter. The batter fluffs up a great deal and over spilled a lot. The final cake is sticky and very crumbly. It tasted good and had just right amount of sugar. Overall I like a denser cake.
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    Jennifer Padilla 2 years ago
    Love this recipe! It’s my go-to for both cupcakes and standard cake. Taste is great. I have not made the frosting. I prefer to add 1/2 cup hot water. The 1 cup original guideline was very watery which didn’t taste bad but was unnecessary for amount of cake I needed.
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    Nada Mostafa 3 years ago
    amazing!! i now make cupcakes better than our cook😂😂
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    Sylvia Robertson 3 years ago
    Delicious and simple ☺️
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    Ariana S. 3 years ago
    I really like that the recipe for the cupcakes and the frosting were together. The frosting is a bit on the sweet side, and mine was a good consistency without adding milk. I replaced the eggs with applesauce (I have children that like to help so I try not to use raw eggs when possible) and the cupcakes still came out very moist, so much so that they were falling apart. But they were still delicious!
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    Roxana Stoian 3 years ago
    These cupcakes are amazing. My family loved them so much. They are very tasty and the icing on it perfectly compliments the cupcake itself. If you are not a fan of too much sweetness, I would recommend you put less sugar in the composition.
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    Patty Lindner 3 years ago
    Excellent / moist . Delicious as is.
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    Jhaz 3 years ago
    I cut the recipe in half since there's only two of us but it still turned out great! I will surely make this again.
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    Priscilla T. 3 years ago
    light and tasty...easy to make. I would recommend
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    Sarah 3 years ago
    It tastes amazing, but there is so much batter. I had to find some random oven-safe containers like mini cupcakes and tiny loave things. Taste is so good, even without the frosting.
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    Katrina Corbett 3 years ago
    So good would recommend this recipe to anyone e super easy
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    Ava 3 years ago
    omg so easy and so good
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    Mónica 4 years ago
    I did the recipe exactly like the directions. They were really great! Moist and sweet and the chocolate flavor very good.
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    Dansereau 4 years ago
    Delicious and everyone took them in a second !I loved these cupcakes.
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    Anne Schow 4 years ago
    Excellent recipes! Delicious and fluffy cupcake with a smooth chocolate frosting. Very good!
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    Karen LeBeau 4 years ago
    Very good! The cupcakes came out super moist and the frosting was delicious. I was skeptical because the batter was so thin, but it came out perfect.