Basic chocolate cupcakes recipes

Surely, millions of people all over the world with a sweet tooth would fall for chocolate cupcakes. Both adults and children are fond of buying chocolate cupcakes for their sweet tooth; in fact, chocolate cupcakes can also be considered as comfort food. Interestingly, cupcakes were created to serve one person but people often eat at least three cupcakes in a row especially when it’s yummy.

The history of cupcakes began as early as 1796 when it was first mentioned in a book titled American Cookery. Since that time, bakers created different sprinkles on cupcakes to add flavor or improve design. Perhaps it would be better to make your own easy chocolate cupcakes that you can serve to your friends who visit you. The following easy chocolate cupcakes recipe would surely guide you in baking:

Ingredients
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 1 2/3 cups white sugar
* 2 eggs * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
* 1 pinch cayenne pepper
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 cups water

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). You can grease two 12 cup muffin pans or just line it with 18 paper baking cups.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. One at a time slowly mix the eggs, then stir in vanilla, instant coffee and cayenne pepper. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter, alternating with the water, just until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared cups, making sure that it is divided evenly.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, you can put some frosting on top then serve on a platter.

The easy chocolate cupcakes recipe surely creates enough servings for a bunch of hungry kids. Just make sure that the cupcakes are cool enough before you take a bite. The special ingredients such as cayenne and coffee granules in this unique but easy to prepare chocolate cupcakes recipe would surely make your friends ask for more.