Chocolate Cupcakes

Everyone loves a moist, chocolate cupcake, especially on Valentine’s Day. This is an easy fool proof recipe that is sure to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

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This recipe is a favorite of mine because it makes 12 cupcakes (no need for 24 in our small household).


I shared these cupcakes on Q Fox 13! Watch here: Valentines Day Treats

On to the recipe 🙂

Chocolate Cupcakes
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Serves: 12
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Chocolate Buttercream
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  3. In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together vegetable oil and sugars, until light in color.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract and eggs and continue mixing.
  5. Sift in the cocoa powder, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to your bowl.
  6. Pour in the milk and mix until combined. *Do not overmix*
  7. Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake for about 18 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
Chocolate Buttercream
  1. Mix together butter, melted chocolate, powdered sugar and milk, until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  2. Pipe buttercream over cupcakes
  3. Enjoy!


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