4.5 from 2 votes
Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Scratch-made chocolate cupcakes that are moist, deeply chocolaty, and so easy to make! These cupcakes have a slightly domed top and a fluffy texture, but are sturdy enough to stand up to your favorite buttercream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, chocolatee cupcakes, Cupcakes, from scratch
Servings: 32 cupcakes
Calories: 126 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (sour cream or buttermilk* may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the sugar, all-purpose flour, cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Mix in the butter on low speed, until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
  4. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition. Add the Greek yogurt and vanilla, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure all the ingredients are well-combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.
  5. Fill lined cupcake wells just over half full (approx. 1/4 cup of batter).
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with moist crumbs.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute by stirring 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 cups of regular milk. Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, or until thickened and slightly curdled.

Try topping these cupcakes with one of my favorite frosting recipes:

Click here for the layer cake version of this cupcake recipe: Simply Perfect Chocolate Cake.
Click here for the vanilla version of this cupcake recipe: Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes.
Click here for the vanilla layer cake recipe: Perfect Vanilla Cake Recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.