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Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes are just the thing when you want a homemade dessert without a lot of fuss. These are great for sharing with a crowd!

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

When I get the urge to bake, I’ll pick simple over elaborate most every time. I realized long ago that dessert doesn’t have to be over the top to be really, really good. In fact, that’s essentially my baking mantra. If you’re with me, then you’re going to love these Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes!

While these cupcakes might not offer anything revolutionary in the baking realm, they do a very good job of being that magical combination of simple and delicious. And that goes a very long way in my book.

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

These are also my favorite kind of cupcakes to bake. I don’t really get into full-out decorating. Honestly, my frosting skills are a bit lacking as well. I do go the traditional route now and then, but these are the type of cupcakes that generally pique my interest and get me in the kitchen.

The best thing about these cupcakes, other than their simplicity, is that they are so chocolate-y. To me, they have a far better chocolate flavor than a standard chocolate cupcake. As with any recipe that heavily features chocolate, I highly recommend that you use the very best chocolate you can. It will definitely make a difference.

If you’re in need of a quick and easy dessert for most any occasion, these Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes fit the bill. Bake a batch for game day, an office party, book club, or most any causal gathering that warrants dessert. And as the incomparable Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.”

Happy baking!

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Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

Yield 24 cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes are just the thing when you want a homemade dessert without a lot of fuss. These are great for sharing with a crowd!

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes


  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 8 ounces (227g) semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 24 standard muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour in two batches, alternating with the milk. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake 20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are pale golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the cupcakes to wire racks to cool.


Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart.

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    14 Comments on “Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes”

  1. Looks very yummy!! I love anything with chocolate chunks =) I was wondering how did you store your cupcakes? I want to make them the night before but dont want them to end up too soft on the tops if jammed into an airtight container. Any suggestions would be great!

  2. they are gorgeous 🙂

  3. That looks absolutely delicious! I haven’t eaten dinner and I’m drooling over this.

  4. Lovely 🙂 I’ll have to try them soon!!

  5. These look great! I’m not much on decorating either and love the simplicty of these cupcakes.

  6. I LOVE rustic cupcakes.
    I call them muffins and then justify them as a breakfast food.

  7. Hi! What brand of chocolate do you like for these? Thanks!

  8. If only there is enough cupcakes for all the commenters

  9. Hi dear I just want to know about the ingredient of choc chunk of cake , actually there’s ( emulsifiers mono and diglycerides) is that any thing from animal or any alcohol because we are vegetarian so please let me know about this ingredients.
    Many thanks 

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