Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe

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If you’re a beginner baker looking for an easy chocolate chip cupcake recipe made with box cake mix, you’ll love this one!

Chocolate chip cupcakes with white frosting on plates.
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We would all love to bake everything from scratch, but time doesn’t always allow for that! Sometimes you just want to grab a box cake mix and throw a fun dessert together.

It’s also nice to have a go to easy chocolate chip cupcake recipe in case you need to whip something up quick for a last minute birthday party or bake sale.

Our favorite part about this recipe is that it’s easy for kids to make too! The perfect beginner baking recipe as they are just getting started with learning to bake.

If you like to bake frequently, or enjoy whipping up a fun dessert after dinner, you can stock up on box cake mix to keep in your pantry and use whenever the baking mood strikes.

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Why You’ll Love These Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  • These chocolate chip cupcakes are quick and easy to make!
  • The cupcakes are made with a box cake mix, so you will be able to get this recipe just right…even if you’ve never made cupcakes before!
  • Chocolate chip cupcakes are always a hit! These will be your new go to bake sale, birthday party, or Sunday night dessert tradition.
  • Great for beginner bakers or kids because it’s such an easy recipe to follow!
  • Perfect for a last-minute dessert to bring to a party.

Ingredients to make Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

The beauty of this chocolate chip cupcake recipe is that you only need a few simple ingredients.

  • Yellow cake mix, or your favorite yellow cake recipe
  • If using cake mix – 1 cup water, ½ cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips, divided
  • White frosting
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Baking Supplies to Make Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with a Boxed Cake Mix

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and while you’re waiting for it to preheat start lining your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

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Step 2: Then prepare the box cake mix according to directions (or you can use a from scratch cake recipe that you enjoy).

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Step 3: Add 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter. Stir until combined and then fill each cupcake liner 1/2 full of batter.

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Step 4: You’re ready to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the oven, and set on a cooling rack. Make sure you cool cupcakes completely before frosting.

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Step 5: Once the cupcakes are cool, snip off the end of a pastry bag or ziplock bag and insert the frosting tip.

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Step 6: Place the bag into a large cup, and fold the top of the bag over the rim of the cup. Now you’re ready to fill with frosting. Push the frosting down towards the bottom of the bag, and remove as much air as you can.

Tips to frost Cupcakes

Put your frosting bag over the middle of a cupcake, and guide using one hand, squeeze the frosting bag with the other hand; start in the middle of the cupcake, swirl to the outer edge, around the cupcake, and back into the middle.

Finally, top off your beautifully frosted cupcakes with mini chocolate chips.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best type of cake mix to use for these cupcakes?

A: We love using a yellow cake mix, but feel free to experiment with different flavors. You could even try a chocolate cake mix and see how that turns out!

Q: I don’t have mini chocolate chips, can I use regular ones?

A: Yes, you can absolutely use regular sized chocolate chips. Just keep in mind that they will sink to the bottom of the cupcake as it bakes, so you may want to mix them in a little more than the recipe calls for.

Q: Can I make these into a cake instead of cupcakes?

A: You absolutely can! Just bake the cake mix in a 9×13 inch pan and frost as desired.

Q: How long will these cupcakes keep?

A: These cupcakes will last for 3-5 days stored in an airtight container.

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Get ready to serve to friends and family, and enjoy this adorable box cake mix chocolate chip cupcake recipe, without the hassle of baking from scratch.

These are always a big hit! And if you’re looking for more easy and delicious cupcake recipes, be sure to check out our other favorites.

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