Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe

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These crowd-pleasing cupcakes are quick, moist and yummy! —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
Featured In: Tailgating Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate or vanilla frosting
  • Additional miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 215 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with additional chips if desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cupcakes in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p18

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 233318
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"I decided to use white cake mix and coconut cream pudding. I only used egg whites, so my cupcakes would be Snow White with mini chocolate chips. The coconut flavor didn't really come through, but it didn't matter. The cupcakes were yummy! I used a can of whipped butter cream frosting and sprinkled mini chips on top. These were quick and easy to make. My family enjoyed them and I will be making again using vanilla pudding. Thank you for the recipe!"

heidiclark1 User ID: 2771648 19490
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Very moist cupcakes! I made them for a 2-year-old birthday party and decorated them like cookie Monster. I got 24 cupcakes from this recipe."

GingerBonnet User ID: 4249942 22613
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"easy to make and loved by pretty much everyone who tried them."

Lisa9602 User ID: 1340869 49741
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"I made these in heart shaped muffin tins, added strawberry extract to the batter and tinted the frosting pink! Very Valentiney & delicious!"

la chef User ID: 3036630 22611
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"They were good a little to sweet for me but my kids loved them. I also work for a Alzheimer home and will make this recipe for about 40 people. The recipe is very quick and easy and budget friendly."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 45808
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"Very moist and yummy and the flavor excellant! Family and friends loved them."

toni3052 User ID: 3839554 202304
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"bake for less time than indicated, at 18 minutes they were overcooked. Overall very tasty and moist.

Toni Nykanen
Rochester Hills, MI"

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 202303
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"I made a double batch of the chocolate chip cupcakes for a pot luck dinner - was a big success, very moist and had several request for the recipe - thanks for sharing! Mary Lee Tharp/Lady Lake, Fl"

Sharon Johnson User ID: 2861582 76354
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"No-Stick Muffin Liners.

I use silcone cupcake liners when baking cupcakes, they peel right off & are easy to wash & reuse.
Also, I use Circulon cupcake bakeware, does not need any liners and the cupcakes fall right out, the same goes for their cake tins, pie plates & cookie sheets, slides right off. Sharon Johnson-Spokane, Washington."

cgraham User ID: 3503382 19065
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"These cupcakes worked great and were a big hit with my colleagues at work. I used vanilla as well as triple chocolate chip frosting, and dipped both in the mini chips as well! The mini chips really work better in cupcakes than the standard size, I think."

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