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A dozen mini chocolate cupcakes frosted with vanilla frosting and sprinkles on a gray surface

Easy and Fluffy Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

These tiny decadent chocolate treats are fluffy and chocolatey, and they can be made without buttermilk! Easy and Fluffy Mini Chocolate Cupcakes are the perfect size for a sweet snack or party dessert for any chocolate lover.
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Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Diet: Kosher
Keyword: bite size cupcakes, mini cupcakes, mini desserts, small chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • ½ cup sugar (100g)
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (60g)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (21g)
  • ½ tsp espresso powder (optional) (1g)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (1.5 g)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder (1g)
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt (1.5g)
  • 1 egg (50g)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or sour cream (57g)
  • 3 tbsp water (39g)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (12g)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (2.5g)


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl add the ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, ½ tsp espresso powder (if using) ¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp kosher salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the 1 egg, ¼ cup yogurt, 3 tbsp water, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and ½ tsp vanilla extract and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Make sure you whisk well, some dry ingredients can get trapped on the bottom of the bowl.
  • Fill each muffin liner with ⅔ cup batter and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely, then frost with buttercream frosting.


Nutrition Facts
Easy and Fluffy Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.