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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 262kcal


  • 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


  • Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, water, and oil for two minutes.
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, about 3 tablespoons in each.
  • Bake at 350 for length of time directed on box. Cool completely.
  • In another mixing bowl, stir together cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Add in butter, vanilla extract, and 5 tablespoons milk.
  • Beat well. Add an additional tablespoon of milk for better consistency if needed.
  • Pipe or spread onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.2mg