Classic Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
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Are you a chocolate or vanilla fan? The classic chocolate cake recipe may sway your vote!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • For the cupcake:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 regular sized Hershey chocolate bars, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • heaping ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Tillamook)
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon soda
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • For the frosting:
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. For the cupcakes... Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Slowly stir in the melted chocolate and eggs. Add the oil, vanilla, and yogurt. Stir until combined.
  3. Whisk together the flour, salt, soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Slowly mix into your wet ingredients along with the water.
  4. Fill your paper cups half to ¾ full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. For the frosting... Cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add the milk, cocoa, and vanilla. Whip until your desired consistency is reached.
Recipe by Whipperberry at