Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
There was an o.k. recipe here on Zaar that I have worked on and changed to make these truly amazingly rich and chocolatey cupcakes. Don't be scared of the tiny bit of coffee it only deepens the flavor of the chocolate. These don't require any frosting but the kids love it with frosting and some colored sprinkles so that's what I typically do. I like to use my lazy version of Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (a little bit of this, a little bit of that) and they always look and taste wonderful. As an added bonus this has no shortening, butter, or margarine (all those bad trans-fats) but amazingly enough they still taste fattening.
- Add dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Fill cupcake liners two thirds full (as they rise quite a bit).
- Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 20-30 minutes (or about 60 minutes for a cake) or until toothpick comes out clean.