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These are indeed the Best and Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe EVER – very moist, fudgy and full of chocolate flavor! They literally melt in your mouth and is a party favorite. Bake these chocolate cupcakes for Birthday parties, baby showers or any special occasions and see them getting disappeared in a jiffy.

Learn how to make world's easiest yet best chocolate cupcakes

Baked these Easy Chocolate Cupcakes for my son’s 9th birthday party and these were gone within an hour. Indeed the Best Chocolate Cupcakes EVER!! He had especially requested for chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I didn’t make the chocolate frosting at home. Instead use the store bought frosting one and my friend helped me in piping the frosting. 🙂

Not sure about you all, but I love naked cakes. Even with cupcakes, I like the cake part and almost always let my kids lick off the frosting. 🙂


Easy Recipe: Nothing much to this easy chocolate cake recipe really. Sift the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Fold the dry into wet and bake. that’s it!!

Party pleaser: Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cupcake!

Its Chocolate: No brainer, right!

The recipe can be used to make a chocolate cake: Totally use the recipe to make a chocolate cake.


  • Buttermilk: You can make your own buttercream by adding 1 tbsp white vinegar to milk.
  • Eggs: I have used two room temperature eggs
  • Oil: I have used vegetable oil in this recipe
  • Hot coffee
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cocoa powder: I have used unsweetened cocoa powder. I have used Hershey’s brand here.
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
The best chocolate cupcake recipe with a secret ingredient - coffee!


  1. PREPARATION: Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and line a 12-count cupcake pan.
  2. WHISK AND SIFT DRY INGREDIENTS: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt) and then sift the ingredients. This process will break up any big clumps of cocoa.
  3. BEAT THE WET INGREDIENTS: In a second bowl, beat together wet ingredients (sugar, eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, vanilla)
  4. FOLD THE DRY WITH WET: Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and whisk just until combined. The batter will be a little loose with small lumps.
  5. BAKE– Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full and bake at 350˚F for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer the cupcakes to a rack to cool before frosting.
The best chocolate cupcakes recipe ever


  • Make sure to fill the cupcake tins up to 2/3 full. If you fill more, then the batter will overflow making a big mess.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder for the best tasting chocolate cupcakes.
  • Make sure to use Room Temperature Ingredients.
  • DO NOT OVER MIX. Overmixing the dry with wet ingredients will incorporate too much air into the cupcakes making them hard and chewy. Just mix until they are just incorporated.
  • Bake at 350˚F on the center rack of the oven for exactly 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • You can use the cupcake batter to make a chocolate cake.
  • You can use brown sugar in place of white granulated sugar to get a richer color.
  • Use gluten free flour if you want to make them GF chocolate cupcakes.
  • Store your chocolate cupcakes at room temperature if they are unfrosted. If they are frosted, then store in refrigerator.

Make these fudgy and moist chocolate cupcakes in a jiffy

A few other easy chocolate treats you might want to check out, Microwave Moist Chocolate Mug Cake or The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe or Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

These Fudgy Chocolate Cupcakes are moist, fudgy and full of chocolate flavor! They literally melt in your mouth and is a party favorite. Bake these chocolate cupcakes for Birthday parties, baby showers or any special occasions and see them getting disappeared in a jiffy.

BEST Chocolate Cupcakes

These are indeed the Best Chocolate Cupcakes – very moist, fudgy and full of chocolate flavor! They literally melt in your mouth and is a party favorite. Bake these chocolate cupcakes for Birthday parties, baby showers or any special occasions and see them getting disappeared in a jiffy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, World
Servings 10


  • 1 Sifter
  • 1 Hand Mixer
  • cupcake tins



  • 1 & 1/2 Cups All-purpose flour/ 180g
  • 1 & 1/4 Cups Granulated sugar /265g
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder /40g
  • 1 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Kosher salt


  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 Med Eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil /100mL
  • 1/4 Cup Coffee /60mL
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes, easy
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  1. Ben Butler says:

    Aww yeah. That is a double chocolate explosion of pure awesomeness!

  2. Thanx for sharing like baking and cooking they look yummy

  3. They look incredibly delicious and chocolatey! I’m going to make these for my daughters!

  4. Maria Azanha says:

    Oh my..and why am I on diet! These look yummy! What chocolate brand did you use exactly?

  5. You have such a beautiful way of decorating. You must have a very steady hand.

  6. I have always been making my choco cupcakes with coffee — for that extra moisture — but it’s first time I’ve heard of YOGURT being used! I’ll give that a try 🙂 Oh and PS: your frosting looks so good and sexy!

  7. Looks great you didn’t say how many that makes aprox and no recipe for the frosting .many thanks Moira

  8. Substitute for eggs please

  9. Eileen M Loya says:

    Oh wow. Another recipe to try out this weekend. Perfect timing too. My grandson will be staying with us this weekend so I guess he will have his fill of these delicious chocolate cupcakes.

  10. Gervin Khan says:

    Seeing these cupcakes really makes my mouthwatering. I’ll be making this for my kids, thank you!

  11. These cupcakes definitely look like winners! I hope I can have one with my coffee though.

  12. The yogurt and buttermilk has to make these cupcakes really moist. I have time try this out.

  13. The coffee in this sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe. I do love chocolate and this would be nice to try.

  14. I love this chocolate cupcake recipe! I have so many ingredients at home. I’ll definitely try this later. So yummy!

  15. I like your Chocolate Cupcakes suitable also for vegetarians. They look yummy! It is great that these cupcakes are made of yogurt.

  16. The cupcakes look yummy. Thank you sharing the recipe!

  17. Jonalyn Macandili-Mendoza says:

    Been learning how to bake and now I want to try different recipes. Glad I came over this. Will definitely try out to make my own cupcakes out of your recipe. Thank you!

  18. I am always looking for new cupcake recipes! These are for sure going on my list!

  19. Madhuri Kale. says:

    Hello. This absolutely looks promising. But i have few queries. Please revert back if you read this.

    Coffee and butter milk mentioned here are in ml. Which is great.
    But to make coffee solution, how much tsp coffee shud we use ??
    Same for buttermilk. How much curd should we use to make the buttermilk. ????

    I want to try these cup cake.

    Please reply

    Thank you

  20. Hi Madhuri. Use 1 table spoon coffee powder. And use 1 table spoon curd to make the buttermilk