Best Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Try them for yourself and see how they earned their name!
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Alternately whisk in flour mixture and buttermilk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of buttermilk, beating until batter is smooth.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Scoop batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 22 to 27 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
  10. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  12. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting.
Recipe by Moms & Munchkins at