These easy chocolate cupcakes can be made in one bowl in 30 minutes! They're rich, moist, fluffy and absolutely delicious. I've topped them with chocolate almond frosting for extra flavour.
Easy chocolate cupcakes are one of those recipes that you need to have up your sleeve.
You want to be sure that it will work, and that it won't create endless dishes or lots of work.
That's where these cupcakes come in.
You can make them in one bowl, mix it all up, pour them into the pan, bake and eat.
They really are quick and simple to make.
I've added a chocolate almond frosting to these cupcakes, but you could add whatever flavour you like.
Swap the almond essence for vanilla to make a chocolate frosting.
After endlessly testing recipes for cakes and cupcakes for my cookbook, Veggie Desserts + Cakes, I'm happily back in the kitchen and baking cakes and cupcakes again!
This time, rather than tinkering with recipes for pea cupcakes or kale cupcakes, I wanted to make a simple one-bowl chocolate cupcake recipe.
A quick and easy recipe that you can quickly put together.
This recipe makes a decadently chocolatey sponge that's light, fluffy and moist. It's perfect for baking with kids, treats for friends or parties.
Why you'll love this recipe
This recipe only needs simple store cupboard ingredients.
It's ready in just 30 minutes.
Make these easy chocolate cupcakes in one bowl. Less dishes to do, yay!
Tasty, rich and moist chocolate cupcakes.
Customise the flavour with almond, cinnamon, coffee and more!
They keep for a few days in an airtight container on the counter.
They're freezable (unfrosted) for up to three months.
Everyone will love the subtle almond flavor in the frosting.
You only need simple everyday ingredients for these easy chocolate cupcakes.
Butter - to add richness and mositure
Caster sugar - this superfine sugar sweetens the cupcakes. If you only have regular sugar, then that will be fine. Just cream it well with the butter.
Eggs - to bind the ingredients and help with the structure.
Vanilla or almond extract - for extra sweetness and flavor.
All-purpose flour - (plain flour) to give the cupcakes their bulk.
Cocoa powder - for that yummy chocolate flavor.
Baking powder - to help the cupcakes rise and get nice and fluffy.
Sea salt - a little bit of salt gives flavor to baked goods.
Milk - for moisture.
More cupcake recipes
If you love these easy 1-bowl chocolate cupcakes, you'll also love these other cupcake recipes!
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Spinach Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Kale and Orange Cupcakes with Orange Icing
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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Almond Frosting
- 80 g butter softened
- 100 g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence or almond essence
- 100 g plain flour
- 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 120 ml milk
For the chocolate almond icing:
- 75 g butter softened
- 300 g icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 170C/325F. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper liners
- In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer, until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and beating each one in well, then beat in the vanilla.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and mix by hand gently, then add the milk and gently combine.
- Fill the muffin cups three-quarters full with the batter and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the almond icing:
In a large bowl, beat all the icing ingredients together with an electric mixer until thick. If necessary, add more icing sugar or a teaspoon of milk to reach the desired consistency. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe over the cooled cupcakes.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.