Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe That’ll Make The Kids Beg For More!

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe That'll Make The Kids Beg For More thesupermomsclub.com
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I’m a vanilla girl at heart, but this easy chocolate cupcake recipe is really yummy, and perfect for anyone who loves chocolate.

In my house, my daughter is the chocoholic – maybe it’s those teen hormones – but she is relentless when it comes to begging me to bake this recipe! So, if you want to impress the kids, and have them begging for more, here is my easy chocolate cupcake recipe…

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Copyright © 2018 – 2021 – This original recipe is by Taryn Bloem – thesupermomsclub.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 12-15 minutes

Oven Temp: 180° C or 360° F

Yield: 15 (7cm cupcake tray)

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
pinch salt
¾ cup sunflower oil
½ cup milk with ½ tsp vinegar added to it (once stirred, it will curdle slightly)
1 cup flour
90ml cocoa powder
½ tsp instant coffee powder
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda (bicarb)

Method:

Beat the eggs with an electric mixer until they become foamy (roughly 45 seconds to a minute).

Add the sugar and beat until well combined (roughly 45 seconds to a minute+). The mixture will become slightly paler in color.

Add the vanilla essence, salt, oil and milk & vinegar to the mixture, and beat until combined (about 30 seconds).

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and instant coffee powder (you’ll need to crush the coffee powder through the sieve with a spoon if it the granulated variety) and beat the mixture until there aren’t any lumps and it’s well combined.

Add the baking powder and baking soda (bicarb) by stirring it in (don’t over-mix it, otherwise it won’t rise nicely).

The mixture should slightly runnier than toothpaste, not too thick or not too thin!

My Baking Tips

The most important aspect of a good bake is to get your cupcake casings perfectly centered in the cupcake tray. If they aren’t centered, the cupcakes will rise more on one side while baking, and won’t have a perfect form.

Once you’ve perfectly lined the cupcake tray (7cm cup size) with standard sized cupcake casings, scoop +/-45ml’s of the mixture into each casing using a ¼ cup measuring spoon. This helps in avoiding any spillage onto your cupcake tray, and gives you equal sized cupcakes for an even more perfect bake!

Place the cupcake tray in the center of your oven, and bake at 180° C or 360° F for 12 – 15 minutes (they should just start to color a bit darker on top).

Leave the cupcakes to cool for about 10-15 minutes, and remove them from the cupcake trays. Now, for my best kept baking secret of all time, which makes this this super easy chocolate cupcake recipe extra moist and yummy good…

Place the cupcakes (un-iced) in a sealed plastic container overnight and ice them the following day. The cupcakes will be super moist the next day – I’m not sure how it happens – but it definitely does the trick! Keeping your kids hands off them will be another story, but I’ll leave that up to you – I’m sure you can come up with an ingenious plan!

Chocolate Icing Recipe (For Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe)

This easy chocolate cupcake recipe goes perfectly with this finger licking good chocolate icing recipe! Again, I’ve tried many recipes, but this one is extra smooth, perfectly chocolatey and not sickly sweet. All my clients always raved about my icing, so hopefully you will too!

Ingredients:

50g butter
50g white margarine
75g cream cheese
300g icing sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
splash of milk (if required) *see note below

Beat the butter, white margarine and cream cheese together until combined and smooth & creamy. Add the sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder, and beat until smooth. Adjust the thickness of the icing with milk (*ONLY ONCE YOU’VE THOROUGHLY MIXED IT), otherwise you may make it too runny. If you’re going to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes, it should be as thick as toothpaste. If you make it too runny, it won’t keep it’s shape!

Place the icing into a piping bag, and ice the cupcakes… enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe - thesupermomsclub.com

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

The Supermoms Club – Taryn
This easy chocolate cupcake recipe is truly the best. With a step by step guide to help you along & a chocolate buttercream icing recipe… it's yummy good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Cupcakes

Equipment

  • 7cm round Cupcake Trays

Ingredients
  

Ingredients (for the cupcakes):

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar White
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • pinch Salt
  • ¾ cup Sunflower Oil
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ tsp Spirit Vinegar White
  • 1 cup Cake Four
  • 90 ml Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda (Bicarb)

Ingredients (for the icing):

  • 50 grams Butter
  • 50 grams White Margarine
  • 75 grams Cream Cheese
  • 300 grams Icing Sugar/Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • splash Milk

Instructions
 

Method (for the cupcakes):

  • Beat the eggs with an electric mixer until they become foamy (roughly 45 seconds to a minute).
  • Add the sugar and beat until well combined (roughly 45 seconds to a minute+). The mixture will become slightly paler in color.
  • Add the vanilla essence, salt, oil and milk & vinegar to the mixture, and beat until combined (about 30 seconds).
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and instant coffee powder (you'll need to crush the coffee powder through the sieve with a spoon if it the granulated variety) and beat the mixture until there aren't any lumps and it's well combined.
  • Add the baking powder and baking soda (bicarb) by stirring it in (don't over-mix it, otherwise it won't rise nicely).
  • The mixture should slightly runnier than toothpaste, not too thick or not too thin! 

Baking Instructions & Oven Temperature:

  • The most important aspect of a good bake is to get your cupcake casings perfectly centered in the cupcake tray. If they aren't centered, the cupcakes will rise more on one side while baking, and won't have a perfect form.
  • Once you've perfectly lined the cupcake tray (7cm cup size) with standard sized cupcake casings, scoop +/-45ml's of the mixture into each casing using a ¼ cup measuring spoon. This helps in avoiding any spillage onto your cupcake tray, and gives you equal sized cupcakes for an even more perfect bake!
  • Place the cupcake tray in the center of your oven, and bake at 180° C or 360° F for 12 – 15 minutes (they should just start to color a bit darker on top).
  • Leave the cupcakes to cool.

Method (for the icing)

  • Beat the butter, white margarine and cream cheese together until combined and smooth & creamy. Add the sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder, and beat until smooth. Adjust the thickness of the icing with milk (*ONLY ONCE YOU'VE THOROUGHLY MIXED IT), otherwise you may make it too runny. If you're going to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes, it should be as thick as toothpaste. If you make it too runny, it won't keep it's shape!
  • Place the icing into a piping bag, and ice the cupcakes… enjoy!
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