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Easy Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes

Have you ever wondered how to make chocolate cupcakes from scratch?  Have you wondered what makes a cupcake moist and fluffy?  I have the answers for you here, in a delightful homemade chocolate cake recipe that I shared with you yesterday.  I'm making those cupcakes for you today so you can see how delicious they really are.

easy homemade chocolate cupcakes

This homemade cake mix is so frugal. I calculated it to be around $1.70 using premium ingredients and about $1 using discount grocery store products.  If you are wanting something frugal this is about the equivalent of a cake mix on sale, without all the preservatives.

easy homemade chocolate cupcakes

If you use a traditional cake mix a lot, you might want to check out a post I wrote in 2016 about how to make your cake mixes taste homemade. Some of those tips work on this mix as well.  Since we are making a chocolate cake, I am adding the 2 T of good mayo and 1 T coffee to my mix to deepen the flavor and making the cupcake moist.

1 homemade cake mix
1/2 c cooking oil
1 1/3 c water or milk or almond milk
1 T good vanilla
3  eggs
1 T coffee
2 T mayo

Prepare pans (2 round or 1 9 by 13) by greasing the sides and bottom.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a mixer on low for two minutes.  Pour into prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For me, I like a simple frosting and fun little decorating ideas.  There was no doubt that for this cupcake, a bag of conversation hearts was the perfect thing.

Check out these beautiful chocolate recipes from around the web. Yummy!

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