Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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If you love chocolate, you're going to love these scrumptious cupcakes. Chocolate curls are a showy way to top these gorgeous gems.—Marlene Martin, Country Harbour Mines, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate frosting and multi-colored sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without frosting) equals 157 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 16 cupcakes.
Originally published as Chocolate Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2000, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without frosting) equals 157 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"Just finished making these and was pleasantly surprised how light and delicious they were. Will definitely keep on file and make again."

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"So yummy and easy to make! Not too sweet either."

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"love the chocolate so yummy tummy tubs want more"

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"Mixed reviews concerned me, but this is a great recipe. I think anyone who is disappointed with the chocolate taste might consider the brand of cocoa used.Also, a little bit of strong coffee enhances almost any chocolate recipe."

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"So chocolatey. Good with cream cheese frosting:)"

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