Best Chocolate Cupcakes [ever]

I am a firm believer that there are three parts to a great dessert:
1. easy
2. delicious
3. beautiful

I love these cupcakes because they are as easy as making something from a box but SO much richer and more moist than chocolate cake mix. Plus, whip up a frosting for the top and you’ve got some gourmet looking cupcakes. Feel free to add a drop of mint extract to the frosting if you’re dying it green 🙂

I should also let you know this is a family recipe. Thanks, Aunt Jenny, for the best chocolate cake recipe ever.

1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 Box of Instant Chocolate Pudding (3.9 oz)
1/2 C Sugar
3/4 C Water
3/4 C Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
1 C Sour Cream
1 C Milk Chocolate Chips (optional)

Bake at 350 for twenty minutes or until the cupcake top bounces back after pressure.
Or, if you’re baking it in a bundt pan, its an hour (check at 50 min.).

Oh, and make sure they cool before your frost them – unless you want the frosting to melt down the sides of your cupcakes…..either way, they’ll taste great 🙂

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  1. They look dangerous, haha. I can see myself breaking my healthy resolutions over cupcakes like that

  2. Why tempt me like this lol That frosting looks great! This is terrible cause now i'm going to have a sweet tooth for the rest of the day lol

  3. Yum, these look good! I've never used sour cream in any sweets, although I've seen it done before. I'm intrigued by how that affects the taste and texture of it. Will have to try that out soon!

  4. woah!!looks good!I think I might bake this weekend!

    Bea =)

  5. I've seen this recipe and I 100% agree. Best chocolate cupcakes EVER. I don't even think we frosted them last time. So good.

  6. Even the wrapper is pretty on that one, nice sheen to it! Found you on Friday Chaos. Happy weekend!