This easy one-bowl chocolate cupcake recipe makes 15 amazing cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy recipe to make moist chocolate cupcakes.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 15 cupcakes
Calories 250 kcal


  • Heat Proof Glass Bowl
  • Large Bowl
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Cupcake Liners



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • .5 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • .5 cup milk
  • .25 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • .5 cup cold coffee

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1.25 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips



  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare two muffin tins with 15 cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry mixture. Add in the milk, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and coffee. Whisk all together until smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the 15 cupcake liners. It will fill just a little over half full. Place the baking pans in the oven, reduce the heat to 325F and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.


  • Place the chocolate chip in a large heat-proof glass bowl and set aside.
  • Pour the whipping cream into a small saucepan and place on the stovetop over medium heat. Bring the cream to a gentle simmer.
  • Pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate chips and let it steep for 5 minutes without stirring.
  • Slowly whisk the cream and melted chocolate together until combined and smooth.
  • Place in the fridge for one hour to thicken.
  • Beat the chocolate ganache on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Pipe onto the cupcakes as desired.