One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes | Crumbs and Chaos

That’s right…a ton of chocolate-y goodness mixed up in one bowl with a wooden spoon.  One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes are ridiculously easy and super delicious.

Once upon a time, my dear friend – the one who is a fan of super easy recipes – needed a batch of cupcakes to take the very next day to a group of students.  I grabbed this recipe, she made them that night and they received rave reviews.  It’s been quite a while since I even thought about those cupcakes.  Well, the other day, I came across this recipe again and decided to make it immediately because one can only sit inside in sub-zero temps for so many days before chocolate becomes a necessity.  These cupcakes are unbelievably perfect with mini chocolate chips in every single bite.  And by perfect I mean, the texture, the lovely dome on top.  And with only one bowl to wash when you’re finished, you’ll have cupcakes to share in no time at all!  The frosting I made with these was sturdy enough to pipe on, if that doesn’t matter to you the frosting on these yellow cupcakes would be fabulous too.

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes | Crumbs and Chaos

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One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
A chocolate lover's delight! This recipe for One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes is incredible and perfect for birthdays or any holiday!
Serves: 12
  • 1¾ cups FLOUR
  • 1 cup BROWN SUGAR
  • 1 teaspoon BAKING POWDER
  • 1 teaspoon BAKING SODA
  • ½ teaspoon SALT
  • 1 cup MILK
  • 1 EGG
  • 2 teaspoons VANILLA EXTRACT
  • ½ cup BUTTER, room temperature
  • 2½ cups POWDERED SUGAR
  • 2 Tablespoons MILK
  • 2 teaspoons VANILLA EXTRACT
To make the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Measure 1 cup of milk in a 2 cup measuring cup, measure in ⅓ cup oil and add egg and vanilla. Whisk to combine and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir everything together until incorporated and fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Distribute batter evenly among cupcake liners, I used a standard ice cream scoop to do this. They will be pretty full.
  6. Bake 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean, be careful not to over bake.
  7. Frost cooled cupcakes as desired.
To make the frosting:
  1. Beat butter until smooth. Sift in cocoa powder and continue beating until combined. Add in half the powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon of milk, remaining powder sugar and remaining milk with the vanilla. Beat on high speed until fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Add sprinkles soon after frosting if desired, this frosting firms up quickly.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes | Crumbs and Chaos

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One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes are an easy way to get your chocolate fix!

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  1. Rachael says

    Great easy recipe! Not sure where the vanilla extract fits into the cupcake recipe portion so I added it at the end! Thanks!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Hi Becca! This is my kinda recipe – one bowl and easy 🙂 Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate! I’ll take one or two!! Just dropping by to thank you for linking up to Freedom Fridays and to let you know that we’ll be featuring you tonight – you can grab a button if you’d like one! We can’t wait to see what you share this week! Hugs!!


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