The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Learn how to make the best chocolate cupcakes – super moist, fluffy and chocolaty cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. This recipe is very easy and better than any store bought cake mix.


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (125g) All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup (200g) Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (40g) Cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups (220g) Powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a large bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar, stir and set aside.

3. In a separate bowl whisk all wet ingredients.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk just until combined. don’t overmix.

5. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

6. Make the buttercream: In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add cocoa powder and. beat until combined. Beat in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating in between. Add vanilla extract, heavy cream and beat until incorporated. Transfer to a piping bag, pipe onto the cupcakes.

7. Sprinkle some chocolate sprinkles.