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Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Cupcakes should be more than just cake batter divided into muffin tins. True cupcakes are not as crumbly as cake, but have a lighter texture than muffins.—Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    24 regular or 48 mini cupcakes


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients; beat well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Line regular or mini muffin cups with baking papers. Fill each two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 14 to 16 minutes or until muffins tests done. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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  • Evelynsolis
    Feb 24, 2015

    I like this recipe

  • babbikahan
    Aug 5, 2010

    These were true to the description given - somewhat less dense than a muffin, but not light and fluffy like other cupcakes. They did taste good, and the chocolate chips are a nice touch. Personally, I prefer a lighter, fluffier cupcake, and these were more similar to muffins, but still good. They don't puff up much, so fill the cups almost to the top, but they do develop a rounded top like a muffin does. They should be baked only till the tops are dry and should not be allowed to brown. You probably wouldn't frost these.