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.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 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.
- Bake at 350 F for 15-17 minutes if you are baking cupcakes for a cake I'd say 17-25 minutes.
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.
I came here just to say... THANK YOU SO MUCH for this recipe! I've always been bad at making cupcakes (not kidding). I've tried so many recipes before, some were even from books, and they came out either bland, dry, sticky or tough. I'm so happy that I stumbled upon this recipe. It's just perfect and very easy to make. The cakes were moist, soft, and flavorful. I also added a very little amount of coffee for a hint of flavor. This will be my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe from now on.
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!