Double Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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I spent two years searching for the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe. I wanted a from scratch recipe, not a cupcake that started with a cake mix. I made at least six different recipes, but none of them were perfect. Then I found this one. It is moist and fudgy and delicious, and I haven’t looked back!. It is the same base that I used in my Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes. This time I wanted a pure chocolate cupcake, no frills. I added chocolate chips to the batter, and sprinkled some on top. I was in chocolate lovers heaven!
chocolate-cupcakesThese cupcakes are nice and rich, so they go great with a cold glass of milk!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup oil
2 cups water
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Frosting ( I use 1 1/2 batches of this frosting, but you can substitute your favorite frosting if you prefer.)

For cupcakes, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add oil, water, and vinegar. Whisk till smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill paper lined muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake at 375° for about 18-20 minutes. Let cool in pans for five minutes, then remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, and frost with chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if desired.

-Makes about 3 dozen cupcakes

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  1. they look like perfect chocolate cupcakes!

  2. YUMMY! I love chocolate!

  3. Kara,

    What a fun recipe! You had me at chocolate! So awesome to meet you at SNAP!

    Happy day to you friend!

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