4.75 from 4 votes

Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This is the best chocolate cake and cupcakes recipe! They are quick and easy easy to make! Very soft and moist and perfect for birthday parties.

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 665 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • cups Sugar Granulated
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Milk Whole
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • tsp Baking powder
  • tsp Baking soda
  • 2 cups Buttercream icing


  1. In a deep bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, eggs, milk, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix everything.
  2. Add hot water. I usually microwave it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix everything until the batter is well-blended. The batter will be very “liquidy.”
  4. Pour this batter into a greased/floured pan (Dimensions: 8×3). Only fill your pan halfway and use the remaining batter for some cupcakes or another mini cake if you like. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. If you are making cupcakes, pour this batter into cupcake liners and fill them three quarters of the way. You can easily get 24 cupcakes with this recipe.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 17-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. DO NOT bake both the trays at once. Bake one tray of cupcakes and then bake another. Whenever I bake both the trays together, the cupcakes don’t get fully baked.
  7. Frost the chocolate cakes and cupcakes with icing and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 665 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 110g 37%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 83g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.