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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate, Cupcake, Delicious, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 12




  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  • Line a standard size muffin tin with cupcake liners. *You may want to lightly spray top of muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking.In a large bowl mix all of the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt), mix well.
  • Next, make 3 depressions in dry ingredients – two small, one larger. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression. Pour water over all. Mix well until smooth.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full with batter. Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Be sure to check cupcakes with a toothpick in the center to make sure it comes out clean.
  • Each oven bakes at different rates, adjust baking times accordingly.
  • When ready, remove from oven, allow to cool for a minute or two then remove from tin and place on cooling rack.
  • When cooled, top with your favorite frosting or dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy! Recipe makes 12 standard size cupcakes.