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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 178
Author Nora

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice mix optional

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup hot water OR hot coffee!
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a 12 cup cupcake pan with liners.
  • Mix dry ingredients: Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Mix wet ingredients: Add all wet ingredients to a medium bowl or measuring cup and whisk until smooth.
  • Add wet to dry: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir (no whisk! use a wooden spoon or spatula) just until combined. The batter will be thin.
  • Fill liners and bake: Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before adding any frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg