Homemade Moist Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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These Moist Chocolate Cupcakes are completely from scratch & full of chocolate flavor! The cupcake is so moist, it melts in your mouth and the frosting is made with real melted chocolate for a silky smooth, super chocolatey frosting you won’t want to stop eating!

Recipe by: lifeloveandsugar.com

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 14-16 Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
1 cup (130g) all purpose flour
1 cup (207g) sugar
6 tbsp (43g) Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder*
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk
1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (120ml) hot water

*You can also use regular unsweetened cocoa powder

CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1 1/4 cups (280g) unsalted butter, room temperature
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
3 tbsp (22g) Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
5 cups (575g) powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
4–5 tbsp (60-75ml) heavy whipping cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C) and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. Combine the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla in another medium sized bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the water to the batter and mix until well combined. Batter will be thin.
  6. Fill the cupcake liners about half way and bake for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling. READ MORE

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