Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This chocolate cupcake recipe is easy to make and the cupcakes are delicious – satisfying both children and adults. They are irresistible with bright decorations on top and will have everyone eager to taste.

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Allow about 20 minutes for preparation time.


Paper baking cups
Large bowl
Electric mixer
Muffin pan
Wire rack


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs


  • Heat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Put paper baking cups in muffin pan.
  • Beat main ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  • Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Fill each cup 1/2 full.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and place on wire rack.
  • Cool completely for about 30 minutes.
  • Spread top with frosting.
  • Sprinkle with colored candies.
  • Serve on a fancy platter or tray.


24 cupcakes.

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