Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

This is the only chocolate cupcake recipe you will need. They’re rich, chocolaty, and incredibly moist.

This recipe makes about 14 chocolate cupcakes. They’re perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, or any get-together.


– all-purpose flour – unsweetened cocoa powder – baking soda – salt – boiling water – instant espresso powder – semi-sweet chocolate chips – egg

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Heat ½ cup water in the microwave until boiling. Add espresso powder to the hot water and stir to dissolve. Add the chocolate chips to the hot water to melt. Set aside to slightly cool the mixture.

In a large bowl, add sugar, egg, and vegetable oil and beat with a hand mixer or a whisk until smooth. Add vanilla extract and sour cream and mix.

Slowly add the cooled chocolate to the sugar mixture while mixing. Add half of the flour mixture with half of the buttermilk and stir by hand.

Tips and Recipe Variations

- Allow the cupcake batter to rest before baking, the cupcakes will rise and make that perfect “dome”. - Don’t overfill your cupcake liners. Fill them 3/4’s of the way.



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