Best Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes

Though not as colorful as my Rainbow Cake Recipe, this Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe is a hit with grown-ups and kids–these are so moist and delicious!

I’ve been making this same cupcake recipe since I was 19 years old. Other cupcake recipes have come and gone, but none have compared to this soft chocolate cupcakes recipe.

I always pair it with a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Yum!

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 Cupcakes (I usually get around a dozen plus one or two)

Best Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are from The Complete Guide to Country Cooking, Reiman Publications, 1998.

I know a couple of Indiana town bookstores where you could probably look for a copy! It's one of my go-to cookbooks.


  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise (Real Mayo, No Subs!)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine Water, Mayonnaise, and Vanilla Extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine Flour, Sugar, Cocoa, and Baking Soda and add to the mix.
  3. Beat until well mixed.
  4. Fill greased or paper-lined cupcake cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake 350* for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove to wire racks.
  7. Frost when cool with your favorite frosting.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.


These should be stored in the refrigerator.

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