A chocolaty moist cupcake to brighten up your day. It's super easy and fun to make.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 6 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a bowl.

  • Stir margarine, water, egg, and vanilla extract together. Beat margarine mixture into flour mixture. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter; press candy kiss into the center of each half-filled muffin cup.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To get 1/2 egg, beat egg in a bowl and divide into halves by volume.

Nutrition Facts

244.8 calories; 3.1 g protein; 41.7 g carbohydrates; 16.5 mg cholesterol; 113.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2016
I would recamend it Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2013
Partial responsibility for the failure of these cupcakes is my own. After decades of baking I violated one of the fundamentals of baking read the recipe thoroughly before you begin! Not to make excuses but I guess I incorrectly assumed that these recipes were tested before they become approved for this site. This could not be the case with this recipe because it is off in so many ways! Odd measurements odd mixing method not to mention no baking soda in a recipe that calls for unsweetened cocoa powder? No salt? Three and a half teaspoons of vanilla for just six cupcakes? Just half an egg? To put this in perspective if you were to double this for 12 cupcakes or better yet double it again for a 2-layer or 13x9 cake if we talk just about the vanilla you d be using almost five tablespoons! And the rest of the ingredients were off too (was this recipe guesswork?). I was too far into mixing up the dry ingredients to quit as I didn t want to waste ingredients. I tried to remedy this by adjusting the ingredients and their amounts but trying to mess with the science and chemistry of baking is not a good idea. Even with doing some trouble-shooting the cupcakes turned out badly which I expected. Lesson learned if you re midway through a recipe and you KNOW it isn t right quit while you re ahead and do not proceed. The cupcakes were never frosted or decorated - in fact they were never eaten. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2016
I would recamend it Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2013
Partial responsibility for the failure of these cupcakes is my own. After decades of baking I violated one of the fundamentals of baking read the recipe thoroughly before you begin! Not to make excuses but I guess I incorrectly assumed that these recipes were tested before they become approved for this site. This could not be the case with this recipe because it is off in so many ways! Odd measurements odd mixing method not to mention no baking soda in a recipe that calls for unsweetened cocoa powder? No salt? Three and a half teaspoons of vanilla for just six cupcakes? Just half an egg? To put this in perspective if you were to double this for 12 cupcakes or better yet double it again for a 2-layer or 13x9 cake if we talk just about the vanilla you d be using almost five tablespoons! And the rest of the ingredients were off too (was this recipe guesswork?). I was too far into mixing up the dry ingredients to quit as I didn t want to waste ingredients. I tried to remedy this by adjusting the ingredients and their amounts but trying to mess with the science and chemistry of baking is not a good idea. Even with doing some trouble-shooting the cupcakes turned out badly which I expected. Lesson learned if you re midway through a recipe and you KNOW it isn t right quit while you re ahead and do not proceed. The cupcakes were never frosted or decorated - in fact they were never eaten. Read More
(67)
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
Tried and tested. This is just not the correct way of making a good chocolate cupcake. Did everything the instruction said but no. It didn't work out. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2013
I have tried this recipe Like you I did not read all the ingredients before I started. As these were baking I finished reading the recipe and your review. My cupcakes however Turned out okay. They are actually moist and edible. Would I ever make this recipe again? No probably not as they may be edible they are not that great... Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2014
This is just plain wrong. The chemistry was off by a lot nothing edible or worth eating in the end. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2015
It was really bad without frosting or marshmellow cream but with it they tased much better i added chocolate frosting and marshmellow cream Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2014
I used a 1/2 a handful of mini chocolate chips instead of a candy. Next time I will double the recipe so that my muffin cups will be over full but overall they turned out fine. Instead of icing I also used a touch of marshmallow fluff. Made them even fluffier! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2018
The cupcakes were very grainy from all the sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2016
I would recamend it Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2015
It was a little dry compared with my expectations and the bottemes burned easily Read More