Mom’s Chocolate Cupcakes


This is my go to chocolate cupcake recipe. It’s quick and easy and only makes 12, so the kids get a homemade treat but don’t founder on them!  Best part is it’s egg free!  I almost always have eggs on hand, but my crew eats a dozen scrambled eggs at a time, yes seriously!  So it’s super nice to have a recipe like this just in case I’m out of eggs.

Oh, I should mention this did not come from my Mom. I honestly don’t think she ever made a cupcake in her life.  So I thank whosever Mom it did come from 🙂

Mom's Chocolate Cupcakes

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Serves: 12

  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  1. Mix all ingredients together until moist and well blended.
  2. Put in cupcake cups and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  3. Frost with your favorite icing.
  4. To make a layer cake, double the recipes and put in 2 round cake pans.
  5. Increase baking time to about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Recipe from



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