Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of these black cupcakes. Perfect for Halloween parties or anytime you want a spooky treat, these cupcakes are sure to impress. The dark cocoa gives them a unique color and a deep chocolate flavor that everyone will love. Enjoy these black cupcakes at your next gathering!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Serves: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Black food coloring


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Add black food coloring until the batter reaches your desired shade of black.
  5. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting and decorating as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 200 || Total Fat: 8g || Carbohydrates: 30g || Protein: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The unique black color adds a fun twist to traditional cupcakes.
  2. The rich chocolate flavor is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  3. These cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for parties or special occasions.
  4. The dark cocoa powder gives them a deep, intense flavor that is irresistible.
  5. The black color makes them a fun and spooky treat for Halloween.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can lead to dense and tough cupcakes.
  2. Be careful not to overbake the cupcakes, as they can dry out quickly.
  3. Make sure to use dark cocoa powder for the best color and flavor in these cupcakes.
  4. Do not skip the white vinegar in the recipe, as it reacts with the baking soda to help the cupcakes rise.
  5. Be cautious with the amount of black food coloring you add, as too much can alter the taste of the cupcakes.

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