Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Cupcake is a small cake baked in a small, thin paper cup. It uses cocoa or unsweetened chocolate along with flour as main ingredients and is usually decorated with gorgeous frosting and sprinkles on top. A hit among the kids and to those who love sweets, this dessert can be done in more than a hundred ways.This particular recipe will enable you to make moist-flat cupcakes. If you wish to have frosting on top, I also provided some steps to make buttered chocolate frosting for you to enjoy. This is just the start of our cake mania. We’ll try to provide more cupcake and cake recipes in the future for the benefit of everyone. I hope that you’ll enjoy making this.

Try this delicious Chocolate Cupcake recipe and let me know what you think.

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe



  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, sifted
  • 2 pieces raw eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1  1/3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1  1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set aside.
  2. Put the cocoa powder in the bowl where the hot water is and stir until the cocoa powder is diluted. Set aside.
  3. Combine the butter and sugar in a separate mixing bowl then cream (electric mixer is needed) until texture become fluffy
  4. Add the eggs while mixing continuously then put-in the vanilla essence.
  5. Put in half of the flour-baking powder-salt mixture then mix well.
  6. Add the other half of the flour-baking powder-salt mixture then continue mixing until all the ingredients are well distributed.
  7. Pour the cocoa mixture and continue mixing until texture becomes smooth.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  9. Fill the cupcake pan with cupcake paper cups.
  10. Put the batter in each paper cup then bake for 18 minutes (insert toothpick in the cupcakes, if it comes out clean then the cupcakes are done).
  11. Remove the cupcake from the oven and allow to cool down over a wire rack.
  12. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a bowl over boiling water.
  13. Once melted, set aside and allow to cool down to room temperature
  14. Put the butter in a mixing bowl then cream (use electric mixer)
  15. Add the sugar and continue mixing until the texture becomes fluffy.
  16. Put-in the vanilla essence and chocolate then mix thoroughly until texture becomes smooth.
  17. Place the frosting over the cupcakes.
(I use a pipe so that the frosting can easily be swirled. If you don’t have any tools, you may use a spoon or spatula to spread the frosting.
  18. Serve with a smile. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6


  1. Hello there… I’m a beginner at baking but you make your clips so easy to follow and so yummy! We enjoy watching your videos. Keep them coming! God Bless…
    Pinoy in China here 😉

  2. Finidng this post solves a problem for me. Thanks!

  3. thank you for this recipe….but i want to ask 1 stick of butter yields how many cup?..thank you.

  4. hi! can i request for the procedure of how to make a banana cake? it can be done po ba using oven toaster lang? thanks and god bless.

  5. joobjoob says:


  6. hi kuya have a good day to you! tanung ko lang po about sa butter icing, my husband and I made a butter icing and nung binata namen ung white eggs it became fluppy but then nung nilagyan namen ng butter nag subside ung pagka fluppy nya, anything we could do to make it perfect? thanks po and God speed!

  7. Almin A. Suson says:

    gud pm kuya ang 1 ounce ng unswettened chocolate equavalent ba ng 1 cup?

  8. kuya :) if i substitute the baking powder to baking soda do i need to add butermilk to compliment the baking soda? or i could just use baking soda w/o buttermilk? or can i just combined both baking powder and baking soda at once? can you please help me to clear this things up :) thankyou soo much Godbless ^^

  9. kuya,ok lang bang hindi gumamet ng electric mixture?

  10. kuya..thank you…just enjoying every time i get to open this site…relaxing and most of all- cant wait for the weekend to cook or bake…yung kaya ng budget,,,thanks and more power

  11. Dianne Ruedas says:

    Hi! I made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! And it taste really really good! But ung frosting na ginawa ko is not thick like yours :( and natutunaw kagad siya. Papano un? :( Bawasan ko ba sa butter?Thanks!

  12. Please do Ailleen

  13. bebang says:

    hello po! i always check on your website everytime i want to cook something. i can say that PP taught me how to cook! may i ask if ever i don’t have a heat-proof bowl to melt the chocochips, any other option? i’m thinking of melting it in the microwave. will it work? thanks and more power on your site!

  14. eszion says:

    PRE means BEFORE, so it means you have to heat your oven while your mixing your ingredients.. =)

  15. hi! ur recipes are great! i wonder if i can use hand mixer instead of electric for the chocolate cupcake.. hope you answer! thanks..

  16. maann reyes says:

    hi,chef..san po nakakabili nung cocoa powder and chocolate chips with the same brand?thanks a lot!

    • Maan, I usually get this from local grocery stores here in the Chicagoland area. Where are you located? Maybe our friends here can help you out.

      Use any brand that you like. Mas maganda yung may quality na di masyadong mahal para makatipid tayo.

  17. Hi kuya,

    I am curious about the 1/2 cup butter you are using. It is 1/2 of 225 grams soft bar butter? thanks

  18. for this particular recipe ranipots, no need to use baking soda since may baking powder na tayo.

  19. Thanks for your recipe. Can you tell me how many cupcakes will be done with this recipe? Thanks

  20. Thanks for the flattering words prettyme. Glad you liked it.

  21. YW mindanao babe :)

  22. Leric, you can use vanilla instead.

  23. Will do that next time Christina.

  24. kuya,
    can we use regular butter?
    doest it make a difference if we use regular butter?
    won’t it make it creamier and more tastier if we use regular butter!!!??
    kuya can you also make homemade brownies, red velvet cake and sweet cornbread?
    i know that it’s too much requests but I really want to do this yummy pastries!!!

    • What do you mean regular? Are you referring to the salted butter? If so, using it can affect the taste – imagine the taste of a little salt combined with sugar. As for the texture, it should be the same. Well do a lot of cakes and pastries soon so please stay tuned :)

      Thanks ate22 for commenting

  25. yes!!!
    cake recipes…. pls continue doing this!!
    i have a request…. red velvet cupcake and sweet cornbread pls!!

  26. kuya klangan b tlaga n confectioners sugar sa frosting, puedi ba granulated sugar nlang, thanks po and more power

  27. Abby C. says:

    Cake Recipes… Yey!!!
    Thanks po.
    Keep up the good work. Panlasang Pinoy makes my day. ^_^

  28. Sure Marife. We’ll take note of that and feature it soon. Have a good day!

  29. The ingredients are all basic. I think this one will be easy.

  30. chinky91 says:

    kuya vanj kung maglalagay ako ng baking soda gano karami para sa recipe na ito?tnx

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