Moist Chocolate Cupcakes- Super Easy- Budget

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I actually found this recipe in a book entitled "The I Don't Know How to Cook Cookbook" and it is very tasty. The cupcakes turn out moist and delicious! They are very easy to make, and contain no eggs or milk. Pair with your favorite icing. However, Buttermilk or milk may be substituted for water and melted butter may be substituted for the oil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients well with a mixer or wooden spoon first then add in all your liquid ingredients. It should be brown and smooth, free of lumps.
  2. Bake at 350 F for 15-17 minutes if you are baking cupcakes for a cake I'd say 17-25 minutes.


Most Helpful

These were GREAT! I listened to a previous reviewer and added an egg. I also mixed some instant coffee granules with the water. The egg made it rise beautifully. I wanted to make these for my bestfriend's birthday, and i'm sure she'll love them. These will be part of my chocolate cupcake collection. And i also forgot to add, i added about a 1 tsp vanilla.

Nika The Mad Baker May 15, 2012

Delicious and simple. Nice that you don't need a mixer to make this, a wooden spoon was enough to blend the ingredients. I substituted applesauce for the oil and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for 1/2 a cup of the white. Also added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. DECADENT!

Veriance September 17, 2009

This recipe is simple and delicious! I had buttermilk to use up, so I substituted that for the water and vinegar. I also used a 1/2 cup of spelt flour. With the coffee and vanilla the chocolate flavor was enhanced. A favorite go to recipe now! Thanks

lisawoodart July 01, 2013

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