198 Reviews

My husband had a good description for these cupcakes, "benign". They weren't bad, and they weren't great, they were good. Nothing out of the ordinary, a good result for a quick and easy recipe. Nothing I would be proud of, but okay overall.

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Marilyn2011 August 02, 2012

I just made these this morning. The recipe is probably the easiest scratch recipe I've tried. I did however, separate the wet and dry ingredients. I substituted buttermilk for the water and vinegar (for those of you subbing milk for water and adding vinegar, you are basically making buttermilk). I also added a half a cup of semi sweet morsels (which was all I had on hand). The cupcake was very moist. I did find it crumbly, but not in a bad way. They were good cupcakes. I am going to make another batch this afternoon and I will probably add some cocoa and use milk chocolate chips instead. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thank you for the recipe!

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footekk July 27, 2012

Pretty simple to make, which is good for me because I'm not much of a baker. Made these for Father's Day....added a tad bit more sugar, and chocolate chips after reading reviews.

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alohanoa June 17, 2012

Easy enough cupcake recipe, I used a bit of milk after reading other comments. The cupcakes look nice and taste great, but they were very crumbly, as in upon cutting into them, there was almost a hollowness that allowed the cupcake to kind of fall apart. Also, I was a little leery at the word "vinegar", as I never had heard of using that ingredient in cupcakes before. However they tasted fine, and not too sweet. I added some chocolate cream cheese frosting and all was well!

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bugsbakedtreats June 13, 2012

This is an amazing cupcake recipe. I don't think it needs any changes for milk - or added chocolate chips. But that's because I thought it was a very nice, light chocolate cake. I'm not a fan of things being overly chocolatey, or overly rich. So if you like a light cake, keep the recipe the same as printed. If you would like it richer, follow some of the users comments to modify it. Either way I'm sure it is absolutely delicious!

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Kinkerbelle June 12, 2012

Awesome recipe! As some members suggested, I substituted milk for water and added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, and they came out great! Very moist, very chocolatey, but not too rich. I baked them for 20 minutes and that was perfect. Thanks! :)

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melzo181 November 20, 2011

I need a no fail cupcake recipe for my younger daughter's first birthday (at somewhat the last minute I realized it really would kill me for someone else to make her first "birthday cake"). This recipe really was awesome! Moist cake and nicely chocolate-y. I am using the recipe again for a layer cake this weekend for my older daughter's birthday. I used cream instead of the water, but really like how this recipe is so allergy friendly as it is already no dairy and no egg! And so good! Thank you!

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Dwynnie August 11, 2011

I just finished making 2 dozen of these awesome cupcakes for my daughters dessert party.This was my first time to do a cc from scratch and went and addeded it to my favs. I like to make alterations I like to work with spelt flour so for my 3rd dozen cc (for hubbies birthday) I went and produced awesome spelt choc cc and they too were awesome they took 20 min to bake but all else was normal I choose a buttercream frosting and my daughter decorated them to her desires.Happy and pleased with the recipe.

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goulding April 07, 2011

These are the absolute best chocolate cupcakes I have made! Light, fluffy, moist, DELICIOUS!!

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Kimberly C. June 22, 2015

was good but do not over grease it you also need to add eggs

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mibrahimasim1 June 22, 2015
Mom's Chocolate Cupcakes