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HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cupcakes

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is easy to whip up in the kitchen and sure to please the crowd no matter how you celebrate birthdays, holidays and other fun get-togethers. Bake moist chocolate cupcakes in the oven using HERSHEY’S cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK cocoa if you prefer a more decadent cupcake flavor. Then, try creating homemade frosting to top each cupcake and place CADBURY MINI EGGS candies in different arrangements. Life just got a lot sweeter with this simple cupcake recipe that will add more joy to your everyday snacking needs.

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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Top your chocolate cupcakes with our easy homemade Chocolate Frosting recipe. 

For a Graduation celebration, try this Graduation Cap Cupcake recipe variation.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Muffin Tin Muffin Tin
muffin cups Muffin Cups
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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