Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever! - Nance and Robyn make the same recipe.
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Serves: 24-30
  • 1 chocolate fudge cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 1 4-oz pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • ½ c. vegetable oil (recommend: corn oil, but any vegetable oil will do)
  • ½ c. warm water
  • 4 lg eggs (Penny reports that 3 eggs will work, too, if you realize you don't have enough eggs on hand)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
  • 1 container of frosting, or make your own (Penny recommended cream cheese frosting)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Dump all ingredients (except frosting) in a large mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined and batter is smooth (about 3 minutes). Scrape down bowl and beater, and beat for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Pour batter evenly into greased cupcake tins, filling each tin about ⅔ full.
  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  5. ALTERNATELY, pour batter into a greased Bundt cake pan and bake for 50 minutes at 350ºF.
  6. Makes 24 - 30 cupcakes, depending on your cupcake tins.
  7. Alternate suggestions (from Penny) : substitute rum or Kahlua for the water.
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