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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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The cupcake, is an American recipe that brought practicality, economy and a lot of flavor in the midst of the cake universe, it always reinvents itself, although the chocolate cupcake is always the favorite.

So today I bring you how to make this delicious chocolate cupcake recipe in a simple, easy and fast way without any kind of mysteries.

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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This is today's recipe: chocolate cupcake, and it's the recipe that reaches a prominent place in the decoration of tables at parties and other events. 

Coming from a simple recipe, seeking practicality, the cake recipe could be made in individual quantity, thus being able to vary in flavor. The famous cup cake is able to surprise anyone with such creativity throughout the ages.

This type of cake is not just for parties, but mainly for individual consumption in a practical way and that's why it takes its name because initially they were baked inside cups, thus facilitating the preparation and becoming a quick recipe.

Have you ever imagined being able to make cakes daily, without waste? Well, cupcakes have this advantage in addition to so many others.

You can also make several chocolate cupcakes and save them for the next few days and the coolest thing is that you can serve them with elegance: inside a cup, and because it is made in this way, you can have a cake baked in a matter of a few minutes, however, the market has invested in cupcakes and the recipes have been changing. 

There are specific ways for this type of cookies to be taken to the oven, thus also changing their shape.

That way, you can make cupcakes whenever you want. Life gets tastier and more fun.

Origin of the chocolate cupcake

Although most people claim that the origin of the chocolate cupcake, the most traditional, dates back to the year 1796 which was released in an American cookbook written by Amelia Simmons.

Where cake batter is baked in cups, there are reports that “dumplings” first appeared in England at the time when ovens were wood-fired, and to bake faster, people made small cakes and placed them on a tray to make it easier to bake. at the time of baking. 

These first recipes were based on spices and were accompanied by teas and coffees. 

Brought to the United States, the cupcake was initially called Fairy Cakes which means fairy cake and was always served at five o'clock tea.

As every recipe has its transformation, cupcakes have been sold since 1996 in a candy store in New York and today. It is one of the most consumed sweets in the world., especially in Brazil and the United States.

Many believe that the dumplings were baked in cups by American housewives because they lacked molds during the occasion, and it was in the year 1828 that the name cupcake became official through the book Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, by Eliza Leslie. 

With the versatility of the 21st century, new recipes have emerged, and if there's one thing cupcakes have, it's the freedom to reinvent themselves. The cake dough has not been following a defined pattern and the secret is mainly in the fillings.

 This is how cupcakes have gained prominence over the years and can be served not only as an afternoon snack with tea and coffees, but can be accompanied by juices and soft drinks.

Even with so many varieties, mixes, and new tests, several flavors have emerged that take the public to the clouds, however, the chocolate cupcake remains the darling of cupcakes.

Why this recipe works

  • It can always be invented, making it easy to make and it's ready quickly, just add the stuffing.
  • It can be served in the morning, afternoon and evening, in addition to birthday parties and weddings;
  • It can be personalized by adding one or another ingredient because chocolate goes with everything;
  • Because chocolate is the favorite of the majority and there is a certainty that it will always please.

Ingredients you will need

Next I'll teach you how to make a chocolate cupcake, but before I start I'll show you the ingredients needed for this delicious recipe:

  • Unleavened wheat flour, you can find it at any local market.
  • Refined white sugar of any brand, I usually buy it at the supermarket in my neighborhood.
  • Chocolate powder, that you like the taste.
  • Baking powder of any brand, I usually don't care about the brand, but the price ehehe.
  • Medium-sized eggs and I usually buy them at the supermarket here in the neighborhood, because I already know the employees and the eggs are always good.
  • Chopped dark chocolate of the brand of your choice.
  • Liquid caramel, because it gives a different flavor to this recipe.

How to make Chocolate Cupcakes

In first place, we have to preheat the oven to 180 degrees and then line the molds with the paper cups.

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Second, Put the eggs and sugar in the mixer, beat on medium speed until obtaining a homogeneous and creamy mixture.

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Third, put the chocolate powder, liquid caramel and mix for 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate well.

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Fourth, now reduce the speed of the mixer to minimum, add the wheat flour mixed with the baking powder. Beat until you get a very homogeneous and creamy mixture.

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Fifth, put small amounts of the cream inside the paper forms, then place pieces of chopped chocolate and put it in the oven for 20 minutes (the time may vary according to the power of your oven).

When baked, insert a toothpick into the middle of the cupcake to check if it's cooked through. If the toothpick comes out dry, it is cooked and ready to be removed from the oven.


Sixth, remove the cupcakes from the oven, let them cool to room temperature and serve.

Hope you enjoyed this chocolate cupcakes recipe.


Common questions

Do I need to have these bases to bake the cupcakes?

Needing is not necessary, but they help a lot, because the cupcakes grow when baking and having the silicone base it helps a lot.

Can I knead the dough by hand without a mixer?

Of course you can, however it will take longer to get to the point.

If you don't have one mixer, is not an impediment to making the cupcakes, quite the opposite.

chocolate cupcake recipe

Chocolate cupcakes

Do you like Cupcakes? yea! So come learn how to make delicious chocolate cupcakes!
5 of 1 vote
TOTAL TIME 35 mins
DISH desserts
CUISINE American
SERVING 4 People
CALORIES 239 kcal


  • 125 g of sifted wheat flour
  • 125 g of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 g chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of liquid caramel


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line the shapes with paper shapes.
  • In a mixer, beat on medium speed the eggs and sugar until obtaining a homogeneous and creamy mixture.
  • Add the chocolate powder, the liquid caramel and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Reduce to minimum speed, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a very creamy and homogeneous mixture.
  • Place small portions of the cream inside the paper molds, sprinkle with the chocolate pieces and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (time depends on the oven). Insert a toothpick into the middle of the cupcake and if the toothpick comes out dry the cupcake is done.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven, let them cool to room temperature and serve.



Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 44.1gProtein: 5.9gFat: 5.1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 215mgSugar: 26.2gCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg

Note: This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Cozinhadave.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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