Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate chip cupcakes with chococlate buttercream frosting

How was everyone’s week?  Mine was good but so glad it’s the weekend!  We went out last night for a friends birthday and it felt great! We’ve been so busy with the house that we haven’t really made the time to enjoy a night.  Although it was a short night, we had a great time!  Staying out late is a rarity for me these days. Hmmm, I must be getting old 😉 I used to be able to stay up late and sleep in.  Now, no matter what time I go to bed I’m usually up by 7.  This morning was no exception. So we got up and started working on the backyard.  I came in to make us lunch and lost ALL motivation.  Like all of it.  My husband would have to drag me back outside if he wanted my help. I started to clean the house but wasn’t feeling that either.  

What did sound good was baking!  Way better than cleaning, right?  I went to the pantry to grab some ingredients but realized I was out of flour. Not good news for me.  I was dead set on cupcakes though so grabbed a box of yellow cake mix. I always have a box of cake mix for times like these. Or for times when I’m craving cupcakes but am too lazy to make the real thing.  I wanted to doll them up a bit so thought chocolate chips were a good idea. They were.  These cupcakes are super easy to make and taste so good.  Of course, you could always make the cupcake batter from scratch.  There’s a secret ingredient in the frosting that brings a great chocolate flavor and creamy consistency.  

Hope y’all have a great rest of the weekend and be sure to enter the giveaway that is going on.  Lots of fun prizes!  Cookies from PPGBakery, $50 credit to Tennessee Me Vintage, the March Popsugar Must Have box and $150.00 in Paypal cash! Go enter now!!


I’ve been obsessed with chocolate chips lately and these cupcakes were a great way to use them!


There’s Jell-0 chocolate pudding mix in the frosting recipe!  I love the texture it gives.


Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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For the cupcakes
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  5. 1 cup chocolate chips
For the frosting
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1 oz. box Jell-O chocolate pudding
  4. 1-2 tbsp. milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour evenly into cupcake pan.
  4. Bake for 17-19 minutes. (Check the directions on the box in case baking time is different.)
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. To start the frosting, beat together butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  7. Add Jell-O pudding mix, powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. of milk.
  8. Beat until smooth. If needed add the other tbsp. of milk.
  9. Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
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  1. says

    I bought a box of yellow cake mix, chocolate chips, and chocolate pudding mix today at target because of you & your devilish pictures of cupcakes. Damn you. 😉 Secretly I’m excited, but let’s pretend I’m mad at myself for getting fat. Hahaha
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