By LaTigress on February 22, 2008
Photo by Emp2001
Photo by Emp2001
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (39 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"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!"
"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"
"I cut the sugar in half thinking it would be sweet enough but I was wrong it really needed the whole cup of sugar.The way they puffed up was really nice and the taste not bad at all for it not having eggs nor milk.It didn't come out that moist for me and I do not know why but it was still not that dry.I have been eating them with honey drizzled on top since I didn't add the sugar necessary and they are so good."
"I omitted the vinegar, used milk instead of water, and added a beaten egg as well as a handful of chocolate chips because I only had one 25gr pack of cocoa. Despite a schizophrenic one-sided fan oven, the cupcakes all rose beautifully and managed to be fluffy, soft and moist. I had enough left over to make one rather strangely-shaped sponge round as well. Thank you so much LaTigress!"
"I followed the recipe exactly. The cupcakes didn't rise and had a crunchy top/skin on. They were dry. They weren't very sweet which is good (i used a cup of sugar as per recipe and unsweetened bourneville baking cocoa powder). I won't be doing it again."
"As the title says, these are quick and good. <br/>I made the following modifications<br/>Used light coconut milk instead of water.<br/>Added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup chocolate chips."
"I loved this! It was so simple and ooh so delicious. They were light and fluffy, moist, and rich; even though usually you can only get one. I did change the recipes to 25, because i wanted 24, but it only made 20. I was fine with it, because yum yum! I filled the cupcake liners just a little and they rose beautifully, I did add an egg looking at other reviews, and that seemed to help. I will definitely be using this again!"
"These are great cupcakes. They are easy to make and taste great. They are now my go to chocolate cupcakes."
"Very easy to make! Moist & chocolate-y too. I followed the recipe & tweaked some of the suggestions here. I put in brewed coffee instead of plain water, added a teaspoon of vanilla, and sprinkled semi-sweet choco chips on top. Baked them for 20 minutes @ 350. Yield: 10 cupcakes. Next time I'll try using butter instead of oil, and maybe add an egg."
"Super easy, no fuss recipe! I have baked and baked these over the past year :) <br/><br/>I do always add: 1 Egg + 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla (as many people have suggested)<br/><br/>I make then with "liquid center" which is the fancy word for placing a Lindt Chocolate Ball in the center btw the mix, and when done it comes out beautiful all melted (higher butter content) :))) <br/><br/>They also maintain moisture pretty well and can be easily eaten 1-2 days later."
"OK, here's the backstory - my phone messages aren't coming through - specifically, the ones that said "Yes, you can bring something - Dad wants chocolate cake" & "Is noon ok?" ... three hours before we had to be there. Do I panic? No. I search "chocolate cupcakes," come upon this dream of a recipe and BAM! Two dozen absolutely delicious, easy, crowd-pleasing cupcakes in record time. A little coffee frosting dusted with ground chocolate and they were gorgeous. These are also vegan, if made as posted, which helps out a lot with the vegan member of the family. Thank you thank you - these are the go-to's from now on!!"
"As I adjusted the recipe as suggested in previous posts (I added an egg and 1tsp vanilla), I am not including a rating in case that is why these did not turn out. They were flat and flour tasting. I had to throw out the whole batch. It could also be that I am using Canadian flour which has a higher protein content which can affect cakes."
"Great recipe. Cupcakes are super moist and very chocolatey! I did add 1 egg, half tsp vanilla and a handful of chocolate chips. Everyone raves about them. Mine only seem to make a dozen cupcakes though.That's just the right number most of the time anyway."
"These are super!! And so easy. I just whipped some up for my husband's birthday tonight. This one is going to be a regular on my kid treat/church picnic/potluck rotation. Thanks!"
"This was the easiest recipe EVER for my Halloween table! (See pictures! ) The cupcakes turned out amazingly delicious! I also added an egg and some vanilla to the mix! They were really tasty and they puffed out a lot, I was so impressed with myself and the recipe especially that these were the first cupcakes I have ever made! I didn't even used a mixer, I just mixed everything by hand for maybe 2-3 minutes and that was it! They weren't very moist but they were moist enough, I'll definitely be making them from now on, thanks a million!"
"the first cupcake recipe i have ever done and i loved it!"
"Thanks so much for this recipe!! Was so easy, just simple ingredients and the cupcakes turned out so good both in appearance and taste! I have just added an egg and some chocolate chips!"
"Very easy to make and super moist cupcakes! I added a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a little bit of coffee grind (that was the only coffee I had) and it turned out lovely. Will try the recipe again with an egg like some have tried. My daughter's allergy to eggs anyway so this recipe is great for me, but I thought I'll still try it with an eggs just to see what the difference would be like. Thanks for sharing this recipe :D"