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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

by Emma on December 7, 2011

in Dessert

Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip pancakes, cookie crisp cereal, those chocolate chip muffie things at Panera (what? don’t act like you don’t have a Panera rewards card).

My point… chocolate chips are, well, awesome. They are a total crowd pleaser.

So if you have an occasion where you need to bring cupcakes, and you can’t decide between vanilla or chocolate… might I suggest…

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with (a very simple) Butter cream frosting, makes 20-24 standard size.

For the cupcakes: 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup oil, 2 cups water, 2 teaspoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup mini chocolate chips.

In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine the oil, water, vinegar and vanilla extract. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir together until nearly no lumps are left in the batter. Now add your chocolate chips. Pour batter into a lined baking pan so that each cup is 2/3 full. Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

You could eat these plain, without frosting. They are like a very light, sweet muffin.

Or you could add frosting and more chocolate chips. I’m not going to lobby for either, you do what you will. I’m just giving you options here.

But if you want to making some frosting then you will need: 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter, 3-4 cups powered sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind if you can).

Cream the butter and vanilla. Add the powered sugar, 1 cup at a time and scrapping down the sides of the bowl as you go. You may not need the full 4 cups of sugar, just keep adding until you get the frosting consistency you want.

Pipe it on. Add some more chocolate. Eat. Be merry.

xo. Emma

P.S. The lastest *holiday* edition of the Red Velvet Workshop is now out, so check that out if you dare!


grace December 7, 2011 at 6:05 am

more yummy treats. I think I’m starting to gain weight just by looking at this blog! haha I LOVE IT :)


Inna December 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

These look amazing! Thank you. I also prefer no frosting sometimes too :)

irene wibowo December 7, 2011 at 9:52 am
hannah alehandra December 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

They look so delicious! So perfect for this time of year, too. Chocolate chips, mmmm. Send one my way to England!

Violets and Cardamom December 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

These look so good! Loving the white frosting with the little chocolate chips. :)

Eva December 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm

They look super delicious :)

Chelsey December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

These look wonderful! and they are vegan (Minus the frosting)! how awesome is that! :)

Lydia December 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Im making them right now! Hoping they turn out ;) . Thanks for sharing!!

Rachel December 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm


celyne December 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm


Ruth December 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Absolutely lovely workshop! You look like a fairy with your pink blush.

Gretchen December 8, 2011 at 12:16 am

why have i never thought of this before?! looks delicious!

Ana December 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

YUMMY! Anything with chocolate chips is great! Can’t wait to make those!

Lauren Helen December 8, 2011 at 4:52 am

I JUST made cake pops, based on the ones you made in this past week (the holiday ones!), and every time I make them, I get SO sick of chocolate, cake, carbs, anything that looks or smells cake-ish. For this reason, I do not see these cupcakes as appetizing in any way, even though my brain knows that on any other day I would be drooling and writing a grocery list.

Emma December 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

your lucky. I wish I got sick of the smell of chocolate and carbs. :)

Eva December 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm
Megan Maria December 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I made this recipe for work and everyone loved it! Thanks :)

pita December 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

Looks delicious ! shall try this out soon :)


Melody December 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

This looks amazing!! I’m so glad I found your blog :)

Island Girl December 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

What a great idea! Everyone would love this…I can’t wait to make it!