They're alive! Okay, not quite. But these chocolate monster cupcakes are sure to be the life of any party. If it's Halloween or a scary birthday bash, you can decorate these easy cupcakes at home or with the kids. They're a fun fright for everyone.
Heat oven to 350° F. Line 36 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with foil or paper baking cups.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill each cup about half full with batter.
Bake 10 minutes; carefully sprinkle 10 to 12 (about 1 teaspoon) chocolate chips on top of each cupcake. Continue baking an additional 15 to 17 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.