Devil's food cupcakes are my favorite. This recipe is so dark and rich, everyone always asks for my devil's food cupcake recipe.

The Best Homemade Devil’s Food Cupcake Recipe

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Devil’s food cupcakes are my favorite. This recipe is so dark and rich, everyone always asks for my devil’s food cupcake recipe.

The Best Homemade Devil’s Food Cupcake Recipe

A few months ago, we had a daycare home tour in our childcare organization. I served these devil’s food cupcakes and some garden fresh pico de gallo for some fun even snacks. My friends were crazy for these cupcakes and were eager for the recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!

Devil’s food cake frosting

People always ask me what kind of frosting is good on devil’s food cupcakes. I love a chocolate buttercream, the recipe is with the cupcake recipe below. 

If you serve these devil’s food cupcakes at your next event, you’ll be the life of the party. Real food ingredients taste so good. You will be glad you tried them and they’ll be your go-to cupcake recipe too!

For tips on baking the perfect cupcake, click here

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Another great thing about this devil’s food cupcake recipe, besides the amazing flavor, is how simple they are to make. You can mix everything in one bowl for the cake, rinse it out, and use it to make the frosting. I love one bowl cake mixes! No fuss, no muss.

devil's food cupcake batter in cupcake papers ready to bake

The Best Homemade Devil's Food Cupcake Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins

Rich, dark chocolatey cupcakes that will please your family and friends for sure. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcake, cupcakes, devil's food
Servings: 16
Author: Christina
  • 2 c raw sugar (you can substitute white sugar here)
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 5 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat Oven to 350.

  2. In a bowl dump sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. 

  3. Combine. 

  4. All at once add milk, sour cream, coconut oil, and 2 tsp vanilla. 

  5. Mix for two minutes. 

  6. Add eggs and mix 2 minutes more. 

  7. Pour batter into cupcake papers to 2/3 full. 

  8. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  9. For Frosting whip butter until light and fluffy. 

  10. Add cream, vanilla, salt, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

  11. Beat until well mixed. 

  12. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

  13. Frost cupcakes when completely cool

I hope you get the chance to make this devil’s food cupcake recipe for your family soon! They’re going to love them.

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The Best Homemade Devil's Food Cupcake recipe


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