Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

Scratch-made chocolate cupcakes that are moist, deeply chocolaty, and so easy to make! These cupcakes have a slightly domed top and a fluffy texture, but are sturdy enough to stand up to your favorite buttercream.

Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 cup cake flour
  4. 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  9. 4 large eggs
  10. 1 cup Greek yogurt (sour cream or buttermilk* may be substituted)
  11. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the sugar, all-purpose flour, cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Mix in the butter on low speed, until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
  • Stir in the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition. Add the Greek yogurt and vanilla, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure all the ingredients are well-combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.