Chocolate cupcake recipe: A yummy dessert for you and your family!

Chocolate cupcake recipe: A yummy dessert for you and your family

Hi everyone  

I am back with another backing recipe post. 

After a good success of Double chocolate chips cookies recipe, we have made chocolate cupcakes. 

After trying multiple recipes, we have found an ultimate recipe that works best and gives perfect texture and delicious taste.  

So, with this post, I am sharing this kids approved chocolate cupcake recipe.  

Read on to know more. 

Chocolate cup cake: A yummy dessert for you and your family!

Chocolate cupcake recipe


  • White flour 1 cup 
  • Sugar ¾ cup 
  • Coco powder 1/3 cup 
  • Baking soda ¼ TSP 
  • Salt ¼ TSP 
  • Egg 1 
  • Olive oil 1/3 cup 
  • Buttermilk ½ cup 
  • Venila essence 1 TSP 
  • Coffee (prepare it as we do in routine way without adding milk): ½ cup 
  • Chocolate chips: as per your taste (handful will be enough) 
  • Sprinkles: as per your choice  
  • Butter, sugar for icing (optional) 
  • Tools: Bowls, Seiver, measuring spoon, cupcakes baking tray, whisker, cupcake liner, cooking spray, toothpicks (optional) 


Pre preparation 

  • Before start baking, take the cupcakes baking tray and add liner to it. Spray the liner with cooking oil spray or with other oil. This thing helps in taking out the cupcakes easily from liner. 
  • Next start pre-heating the oven on 350 degrees F. Your oven will get heated properly, until you prepare the baking mixture for baking cupcakes.  

Step by step baking process 

Step by step process
Step by step process
  • First start by mixing dry ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Take white flour (Maida), coco powder and sugar one by one and sieve it remove any impurities. 
  • Next, add salt and baking powder and add them to mixture of other dry ingredients. Mixed all things properly. 
  • Now, take another bowl and start mixing wet ingredients. First, take olive oil, then 1 egg and then pour the 1/3 cup of coffee. Next, add 1 tsp vanilla essence. 
  • Mixed all wet ingredients properly. 
  • Now, mixed wet ingredients with dry ingredients properly. Add chocolate chips, if you want.  
  • Now, pour the mixture in prepared cupcakes baking tray. Garnish with sprinkles of your choice. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minute in oven (for 350-degree F). 
  • Check by inserting toothpick. If nothing comes out in toothpick, it means your chocolate cupcake is ready to enjoy. 
  • If you want, you can add frosting to enhance its taste and look. Read this post to learn amazing frosting recipes for cupcakes.  

Pro tips  

Here are some pro tips to get excellent results. 

  • Sieve all the ingredients properly. As per my daughter s experience (who is the chief baker of this recipe) this step is must to make a smooth batter and give us good results in end as a perfect texture of cupcake. 
  • Avoid filling the cupcake liner up to full. Fill it up to 2/3. This thing gives ample space for cupcakes to get a perfect size. 
  • Use High quality ingredients. Especially the coco powder and fresh baking soda. This thing also helps in giving good results. 
  • Coffee and buttermilk are two secret ingredients of this recipe that make it super-hit. Initially, I was skeptical about the use of both ingredients but after trying many recipes, we found that these two ingredients give perfect texture and great taste and ultimate moistness to recipe.  

Watch this video for step by step process:


Q. 1 How to store these cupcakes? 

A. 1 First, cool down the cupcakes on room temperature. Then store them in an air tight container. For first 2-3 days, you can keep them outside on room temperature but for using more than this, store them in freeze for best results. 

Q. 2 Can I freeze the cupcake batter for future use? 

A. 2 Though, I did not have any firsthand experience of freezing the batter but expert says, you can freeze it and then use it for future use.  

Q. 3 Can I skip coffee for making this recipe? 

A.3 I would say coffee is one of essential ingredients of this recipe. If you are following this recipe, then do not skip it. If you are allergic to coffee or want to make decaffeinated version, then try another recipe.  

So, this is all for now. 

Stay tuned for more interesting and informative lifestyle content.  


  • alpanadeo

    I will try this recipe once when I am back. I have used buttermilk in my cake recipes and they come out very tasty. Chocolate cupcakes are all-time kids favorite.

  • Imagemakeover

    Wow these are yummy chocolate cupcakes. I totally love them. I too make it similar way and the best tip that I liked is about how much to fill cupcake liners. Thanks dear for sharing this recipe with some great tips.

  • Monidipa Dutta

    These chocolate cupcakes look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe with my family. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this delightful dessert idea!

  • Cindy DSilva

    Oh then I guess this cupcake is not for me though I would like to try out another recipe with the same baking instructions. Let’s see what I can cook up. Thanks for this.

  • Samata

    All I need is the mould for cup cake to go for this recipe. I am confident by baby is going to love it. Let me arrange for the mould as rest materials are available at home. Thanks you so much for the recipe dear.

  • My Words My Wisdom

    Even I use buttermilk for cakes and cupcakes, it keeps the cake moist. I liked your photo skills, many times while making a dish I also feel like clicking but either I forget or they r messy that I don’t put them in my posts.

  • romagptasinha

    I am sure going to try this recipe dear Surbhi and will bear in mind angel’s expert advice and need i say i really love how you pitch your daughters along whenever trying anything new. How’s your new job going? Stay in touch love

  • Neha Sharma

    These cupcakes look so gorgeous and delicious at the same time. My son loves cupcakes, he can have a cupcake everyday of the week and still not get bored of it. We don’t eat egg, what should I use as an alternative to this?

  • radhika

    To use this recipe, all I need is a cupcake mould. I have no doubt that my baby will absolutely adore it. As the remaining supplies are on hand at home. I appreciate you sharing the recipe. Gonna try and let u know for sure.

  • MeenalSonal

    Cup cakes are running favorite in our house and your tips will make the next baking session more interesting. Shall get good quality baking powder and shall see the magic take the rise in oven.

  • Shilpa Garg

    I want these chocolate cupcakes NOW, and it’s making my mouth water! Your detailed instructions and tempting photos have me eager to try this yummy dessert with my family. From the rich chocolate flavor to the fluffy texture, these cupcakes seem like the perfect treat for any occasion. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe, Surbhi.

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