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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • >>Cupcake:
  • 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
  • >>Frosting:
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1  1/3 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1  1/2 tsp vanilla essence


  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set aside.
  • Put the cocoa powder in the bowl where the hot water is and stir until the cocoa powder is diluted. Set aside.
  • Combine the butter and sugar in a separate mixing bowl then cream (electric mixer is needed) until texture become fluffy
  • Add the eggs while mixing continuously then put-in the vanilla essence.
  • Put in half of the flour-baking powder-salt mixture then mix well.
  • Add the other half of the flour-baking powder-salt mixture then continue mixing until all the ingredients are well distributed.
  • Pour the cocoa mixture and continue mixing until texture becomes smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fill the cupcake pan with cupcake paper cups.
  • 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).
  • Remove the cupcake from the oven and allow to cool down over a wire rack.
  • Melt the chocolate by placing it in a bowl over boiling water.
  • Once melted, set aside and allow to cool down to room temperature
  • Put the butter in a mixing bowl then cream (use electric mixer)
  • Add the sugar and continue mixing until the texture becomes fluffy.
  • Put-in the vanilla essence and chocolate then mix thoroughly until texture becomes smooth.
  • 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.
  • Serve with a smile. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g