Decadent and Delicious: The Perfect Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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Decadent and Delicious: The Perfect Chocolate Cupcake Recipe


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Stir in the warm water, mixing until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • You can decorate your cupcakes with frosting of your choice, like a chocolate ganache or buttercream.


Note: you can add some variations to the recipe like adding coffee, orange zest or any other flavor you prefer.

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