This crowd-pleaser is a no-fail, can't-miss recipe that every baker should have in their back pocket.


Recipe Summary

Makes 12 cupcakes


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Sift cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into large bowl. Stir in eggs, water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes.

  • Spoon batter into cups. Bake until cake tester comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in tin 10 minutes. Unmold; let cool completely on wire racks.

Cook's Notes

To make Tea Party Cake, double the recipe; spread 3 1/2 cups batter into another; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes for the thinner cake and 50 minutes for the thicker.

Reviews (1)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
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Rating: Unrated
i made these cupcakes and they taste awful!!!!! they looked strange while baking but i tried one anyway, i had to throw the whole batch away!!!