Chocolate Cake – In Cupcake Form


I got this recipe from the French Metro newspaper. It was originally a cake recipe, but we made cupcakes out of it instead.


  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omitted because we use salted butter)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup milk


1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, yeast and salt (if using).


2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla.


3. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.


4. (In cake form, the batter is supposed to be enough to fill 2 round 9-inch moulds, which would then bake for 30 to 35 min. We made 26 cupcakes, which needed about 15 min baking time.)



With vanilla icing and sprinkles


Verdict: I am not sure if it was because we made them into cupcakes, but this wasn’t the best recipe. I didn’t find that they tasted sweet enough and, also, they certainly didn’t taste chocolate enough for a chocolate cake and/or cupcakes.




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