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HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cupcakes

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Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cupcakes

This Easter egg cupcakes recipe is easy and a crowd pleaser! Top HERSHEY'S most popular and decadently delicious chocolate cupcake recipe with creamy chocolate frosting and CADBURY MINI EGG Candy. Dark chocolate lovers can substitute HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa for a darker, more decadent cupcake.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
45 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 1 3/4 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 1 1/2 tsps

    baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 cup

    milk

  • 1/2 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1 cup

    boiling water

  • 2 cups

    chocolate frosting (homemade or ready-to-spread)

  • CADBURY Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs or other small candy decorations (optional)

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Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Muffin Tin
Muffin Tin
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
1

Heat oven to 350° F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil bake cups.

2

Stir together dry ingredients in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients except boiling water. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter.

3

Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with chocolate frosting and garnish with sprinkles, if desired.

Tip

This cupcake has a flat surface.

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