Friday’s Yummy – Chocolate Cupcakes

20120301_215332.jpgShort of boxed mix and a can of frosting, these are the easiest cupcakes to make…and I’m not going to lie to you, they’re better and worth the extra effort.

I found the recipe for these on Yes, You should check it out and try it. I love that you can search for something, read the comments from others, save the recipes you like into your cookbooks for later reference, change the number of servings you’d like and it changes the amounts of the ingredients for you, and if you’re so inclined to know, it tells you the nutritional info for each reciepie.

I didn’t have chocolate cake mix on hand one day and wanted chocolate cupcakes. I did have coco powder and other ingredients to make a treat so I thought what the hell? This one that I found is perfect, delicious and super easy.

Since I saved these into my cook book, all I have to do when I want them is I log in, open it up on my tablet and make yummies to my heart’s belly’s content.

Here’s what you’ll need to make 16 cupcakes (if you need more, you can do the math, or go to and they’ll do it for you)

  •  1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄3; cup cocoa powder (I add about 3 more TBSP to this because I like it that way)
  •  ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I add a smidge more of this too. Probably about an extra quarter to half a TSP)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Mixing bowl
  • cupcake tins and papers
  • Frosting and sprinkles

Here’s what you do:

  1. Mix all ingredients together until moist and well blended. I start at the top and work my way down the list.
  2. Put in cupcake cups and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  3. Frost with your favorite icing. (I’ll share mine with you next week, you can try this one chocolate buttercream for now!)

To make a layer cake, double the recipes and put in 2 round cake pans. Increase baking time to about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

No joke, it’s that easy. You know what this would be great with? Home Made Whipped Cream


About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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