Spook kids and adults alike with these devilishly delicious chocolate cupcakes that are made with Dutch-processed cocoa powder. Decorate them like a very scary monster...if you dare.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5017


Recipe Summary

Makes 18


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Mix in eggs, water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin tins. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks.


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Rating: 5 stars
I've already made this recipe a couple of times and my family loves it. Now if I can just get my son to stop eating them before I get them iced;)