Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Fav Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes

                                          (The pink ones are yet another batch of billy's vanilla cupcakes and the  turquoise ones are made from this recipe of chocolate cupcakes)

I know I have a lot of chocolate cake recipes on this blog so far but what can I say? I'm a chocoholic! But these are by far the easiest to make and the best! They are really chocolatey and rich and super fluffy and moist! Gotta love um! Makes 24. Recipe courtesy of bakingbites.

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional but I didn't use them)

Preheat oven to 350F. Place liners in 2-12 cup muffin tins.
In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa, flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt until thoroughly mixed.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, water, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Whisk into flour mixture until all of the ingredients are mixed in and no streaks of flour remain. Add in optional mini chocolate chips, if using.
Fill muffin cups evenly with the prepared batter.
Bake at 350F for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, or with only a few crumbs.
Remove cupcakes from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


Kami said...

I like how dark the chocolate is, it really makes it look 'chocolately':-D and the ingredients seem really simple.