Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

A chocolate cupcake recipe with Devil's food chocolate cake mix, miniature chocolate chips and milk chocolate buttercream frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 262 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 15 oz box Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp butter softened to room temperature
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • chocolate sprinkles


  1. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, water, and oil for two minutes.

  2. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, about 3 tablespoons in each.

  3. Bake at 350 for length of time directed on box. Cool completely.

  4. In another mixing bowl, stir together cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Add in butter, vanilla extract, and 5 tablespoons milk.

  5. Beat well. Add an additional tablespoon of milk for better consistency if needed.

  6. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.