Delicious Chocolate Cupcake

 Chocolate cupcake was on my mind all these days and it has been a while I baked them .With February, the month of love and V-day around the corner , it was a perfect treat to make. I was so happy that they turned out really perfect, moist and delicious.I must say at our home we are all big vanilla fans and chocolate not so much , well maybe except me last couple of years. So I was not sure how this would be liked, but I was pleasantly surprised as everyone just loved it and not to mention  made me the star of the day lol 🙂 .In fact it was so good that nobody even wanted any frosting on it , but I saved some of them for the frosting as well. If you are trying this out the first time , you can confidently go ahead and get the most delicious and super moist cupcakes.Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting . I made the cupcakes a day in advance before frosting, just in time for Valentine’s day! Have a great Valentine’s day with your loved ones . Happy baking , enjoy  and spread the love!

Chocolate CupCake

  • Servings: 13-14 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: medium
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A delicious chocolate cupcake that is moist ,soft and perfect treat for your loved ones.

Some useful tips I noted :

  • The moisture in the cupcake  is obtained using the buttermilk in the recipe
  • Eggs and buttermilk need to be at room temperature before you start mixing and baking
  • As we do not cream butter , mixer is not really required (However I used it to mix the wet ingredients.)
  • Fill the cup liners only half-way full not one thirds or two thirds to avoid mushroom tops or sunken centers.
  • Use the middle rack for baking


Dry ingredients

  • 3/4 cup organic All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup  buttermilk, at room temperature


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Line the cupcake liners in a muffin tray.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  4. Beat the wet ingredients except the buttermilk in another bowl using a mixer or using a spatula until it is well combined.
  5. Add half the dry ingredients and half the buttermilk into the bowl with the wet ingredients  and fold in using a spatula gently.
  6. Next add the other half of the dry ingredient contents and buttermilk and combine well.
  7. Bake for about 18 to 21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes and later on a cooling rack until cooled.
  9. Frost it with butter cream  or chocolate cream frosting and serve with sliced strawberries or ice cream!

Before the frosting

Ready to be baked

tastes as gorgeous as it looks!

close-up view

perfect treat for Valentine’s day!

Another close-up

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  • Reply
    February 14, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Yummy n frosting is perfect 👌

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      February 14, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much Ramya, appreciate it!

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      July 30, 2018 at 6:34 am

      These cupcakes are baked to perfection. This is such a classic recipe. Nothing can beat an amazing cupcake. I can always eat one anytime and it makes it to the list of favorites of the children too. Thank you for sharing. I also loved the picture of the procedure. Looking forward to making them in my kitchen too 🙂
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        August 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm

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    February 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I love buttermilk in cake! What a fabulous job on your frosting!

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      February 14, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Thank you so much Diane, buttermilk is indeed a great addition for the moisture .So happy to hear your comments and it was in fact my first attempt at the rose piping and making butter cream frosting .Much appreciated!

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    February 14, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Wow ! These perfectly baked cupcakes look so impressive !!

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      February 14, 2018 at 11:02 am

      Thank you so much Megala, am so happy to hear that !

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    February 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Perfect treat for the valentine’s day… really pure decadence ✌✌

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      February 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much Jyo, yes indeed perfect treat for Valentines 🙂

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    They look so good! I really like the color of the frosting. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂 I just made donuts and had so much fun making them and even more fun eating them! I hope you give these a try too 🙂

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      February 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much for your comments and stopping by! Donuts sound yum I will definitely take a look!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Lovely cupcakes, Nisha! Baked to perfection! Looks scrumptious!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much Latha for the comments , appreciate it!

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    February 15, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Perfect cupcakes. Inspired

    • Reply
      February 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Thank you so much Deepa, happy to hear that !

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    Christy B
    February 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    My mouth is watering…!

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      February 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      I wish I could send it your way 🙂 Thank you so much Christy !

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    February 18, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I’m here to get it! Like right now!!! aaaaa, its my sunday treat haha

    • Reply
      February 19, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Awww, so kind of you .Thank you so much for the wonderful comments!

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    February 18, 2018 at 12:47 pm

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      February 19, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thank you so much for stoping by!

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    February 19, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Beautiful Nisha!!!

    • Reply
      February 19, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Thank you so much Anusha!

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    Vidya Narayan
    February 19, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Gorgeous bake! Who can ever say no to Chocolate cakes?

    • Reply
      February 19, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Vidya! Yes indeed it is hard to resist this one 🙂

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    February 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Looks delicious! Great photos!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and glad you liked the cupcake and photos as well, appreciate it!

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    February 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous looking cupcakes!!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Awww Thank you for all the comments today Deepa!!

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    Success Inspirers' World
    February 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    They look most delicious. A great job. Bravo!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and appreciate it very much!

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    Success Inspirers' World
    February 20, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    My pleasure!

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    Zankhana Goyal
    February 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm


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      February 25, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Anshu Agarwal
    February 28, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, these are looking so adorable, so moist and delicious. Love loved it !!

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      February 28, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Yes they came out very moist and tasty .Appreciate your comments. Thanks again!

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    The Karavali Wok
    April 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The cupcakes look perfect !! Beautiful clicks Nisha 👌

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      April 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much dear for the wonderful comment!

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