Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
- 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
- 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
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.
Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 0.7% | Calcium: 4.2% | Iron: 6.3%