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


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  1. chinky91 says:

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

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

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

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

  5. hello po! ask ko lang po sana ung about sa puto, nag-try ako pero parang basa sya although sinunod ko lahat ng steps nyo, ano kaya problema dun? thanks po ulit.

    • Marife, may cover ba na cloth yung puto? Make sure na may cloth sa itaas para di tumulo yung water na galing sa steam. If may cloth naman, try addding more time. Hope this helps.

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

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

  8. Christina says:

    wow! i like this…. another recipe to try. thanks for sharing. sana po egg white frosting din :)

  9. ayos, thanx po

  10. thank you po, baka nga kulang sa time. more power…

  11. 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

  12. Leric, you can use vanilla instead.

  13. prettyme says:

    the best ka talaga kuya….detailed yung mga procedure na binibigay mo kaya di mahirap sundin…congrats and your an inspiration for pipol like me that really wanted to learn how to cook…God bless po

  14. Rhovie (Weisshy) says:

    WOWWOWOWOWOWWOWWW! (Best Cheff ever! Galing! Simple but delicious! More Power!Danke!

  15. irene reyes says:

    ur great……sana wag ka magsasawa sa pagtuturo and more power to you

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

      • maann reyes says:

        thanks chef…im here in the Philippines kaya pala wala ako makita ganyan brand sa grocery store..anyway..thanks a lot:-)pero ano maganda brand dito sa ‘Pinas?

  20. hello po…ask ko lang sana how to make sugar icing and ilang minutes sya dapat i mix…i would appreciate if u can give me tips…

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

  22. Kuya ask ko Lang po if how many cupcakes ang nagawa ng recipe na Ito.

    And ano po pala ibig sabihan sa pag preheat ng oven ( first time ko po kasi)

    thank u po :)

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

  23. or margarine nalang po gagamitin ko po for the frosting?

  24. 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!

  25. Please do Ailleen

  26. 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!

  27. 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

  28. Chef Kuya..

    Sa Frosting po ng chocolate cupcake…ilan po ang *cups or grms* ng cream?thanks :D

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

  30. 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 ^^