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Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Best Chocolate Cupcakes From Scratch

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick, easy, best chocolate cupcake recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Topped off with chocolate frosting. Rich, soft, moist and fluffy. 

Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dessert, easy cupcakes
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 3/4 cups Coffee Strongly brewed, Warm and NOT boiling hot
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp Baking soda
  • 4 cups Chocolate buttercream frosting


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil, water, vanilla extract until smooth. Keep aside.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda. 

  3. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. 

  4. Pour batter in cupcake liners.

  5. Baker at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.

  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely.

  7. While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare chocolate frosting.

  8. Fill a piping bag with chocolate buttercream and attach a large star tip (e.g. Tip # 1M) and frost a swirl on top of each cupcake. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Cupcakes From Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.