Super easy chocolate cupcakes

Super easy chocolate cupcakes



  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) sifted flour
  • 1 cup (225g) raw sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup choc chips
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

Line a 12 cup tray with patty pans and set aside.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix using a mixer until smooth.

Fill patty pans two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.

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  • Did you notice – no oil or butter! You can substitute oil or butter for the applesauce if you’re weary of apples and want a fat boost.
  • Omit the choc chips if you don’t have any in the pantry (they don’t last long at my place, either).
  • The cupcakes will be a little less chocolate-y, but everything still works.
  • This recipe was created by Maxabella of Maxabella loves… Follow Maxabella on Facebook or Pinterest.

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