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6 chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes on a small sheet tray

Easy One Bowl Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe for small batch chocolate cupcakes makes only 6 cupcakes. They are super moist and fluffy and made in only one bowl! You will love how easy these are to make!
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Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Diet: Kosher
Keyword: half batch chocolate cupcakes, moist chocolate cupcakes, small batch cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
cooling: 10 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6 cupcakes
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg yolk large
  • 3 tbsp whole milk yogurt
  • 3 tbsp black coffee warm or cold
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with 6 liners in a zig zag pattern. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp kosher salt and whisk lightly to combine.
  • Add the 1 egg, 3 tbsp yogurt, 3 tbsp coffee, 1 tbsp oil, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake for 18 mins.
  • See below in the notes for small batch chocolate frosting recipe!


Use my small batch chocolate buttercream recipe to top these cupcakes! 
To make the black coffee use 1/2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 3 tbsp hot water


Nutrition Facts
Easy One Bowl Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.