Basic chocolate cupcakes recipe for deliciously soft and fluffy chocolate cupcakes that are so easy to put together. Pair these with any chocolate frosting and you have a perfect chocolate dessert ready in no time!
This is a make-from-scratch recipe, just like all my other cake and cupcake recipes. And it uses pretty basic ingredients too - flour, butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.
Some cupcake recipes call for use of oil instead of butter. Oil helps in producing very moist cupcakes but nothing beats the rich taste of butter so I definitely prefer to use butter in all my cupcakes and cakes. To make sure my cupcakes are moist, I take extra care to not over bake them and once they have cooled down well, I store them in an airtight container so as to not dry them up.
Seen on the image above are my chocolate cupcakes covered in rich chocolate frosting. I used a large round tip to pipe simple smooth swirls on top of each cupcake. The chocolate frosting is a really yummy icing I must say. Its on the sweeter side of the scale compared to dark chocolate ganache and works perfectly well with these chocolate cupcakes.
Unlike my cake recipes, all my cupcake recipes are not calculated recipes, meaning I do not provide an estimate of number of cupcakes each recipe batch will yield. This is simply because the final number of cupcakes you will get out of each batch would depend very much on the size of the cupcake casing used.
Here is the printable version of my chocolate cupcakes recipe and while you are at it, don't miss my recipe notes right below. They contain absolutely useful tips for the best chocolate cupcakes ever!
If the cupcakes are not to be decorated immediately, store them in an airtight container. If they are left open at room temperature for too long, the cupcakes tend to dry out. The best way make sure the cupcakes remain moist is by letting them cool with a cloth covered on them after being removed from the oven. Once cooled down, store them in an air tight container. They can then be left at room temperature. Based on my experience, these cupcakes normally last for a good one week without refrigeration but when I make them to my customers, I normally suggest that the cupcakes be consumed within 3 or 4 days.
Happy Baking :)
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