Triple-Chocolate Cupcakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 30 cupcakes (2 1/2 dozen)


These Triple-Chocolate Cupcakes make a delicious and easy treat for birthday parties and are a chocolate lover's dream! Chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and chocolate morsels combine for a dangerously delicious treat. Do you dare to put chocolate frosting on, too?


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (4 ounces) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 container (16 ounces) prepared frosting
  • Assorted candy sprinkles


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease or paper-line 30 muffin cups.

COMBINE cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil and water in large mixer bowl; beat on low speed just until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in morsels. Pour into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

BAKE for 25 to 28 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost; decorate with candy sprinkles.

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

by P. P , on Sep. 2008

These are the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever eaten. I topped them with some homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and they were gone very quickly. Many people have already asked for the recipe. If you like chocolate, you can't go wrong with this recipe!

Muy Excelente!

by B. Beth , Starkville, MS on Oct. 2006

These cupcakes were very delicious and so easy to make. I gave them out to my friends in band at MSU and everyone loved them. They commented on how moist and delicious they were!

love chocolate

by c. carol , new haven, IN on Jan. 2006

If you love the taste and smell of chocolate this is the recipe for you. Easy to make and much easier to eat.


by G. Gail , CHESTERFIELD, MI on Jan. 2006

Easy to make, better to eat. Great chocolate fix.

Great birthday cake

by S. SUE , CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI on Oct. 2005

This is a very moist, rich, creamy cake. I have made this many times for family birthday parties and always get compliments. I have made it in a 9 x 13 pan and in (2) 9 inch pans with success. It does require you to cook a little longer than the box directions. This is a very delicious cake.

triple chocolate cupcakes

by P. Pamela , CORAL SPRINGS, FL on Sep. 2005

I made these yesterday for a school get together. They were the best cupcakes I have ever eaten. Everyone loved them! I couldn't help myself and had to have a 2nd helping, which I never do! If you love chocolate, you will love these cupcakes.

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

by W. Wendy , Maryville, TN on Aug. 2005

These cupcakes were so easy to make, my children even helped. The finished product was so rich and yummy! I'll definitely use this recipe again.

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

by B. Barb , WATERTOWN, WI on Mar. 2005

The cupcakes were good. My family liked them.

Triple-Chocolate Cupcakes

by R. Rhonda , Minnesota Lake, MN on Mar. 2005

I made these and took them to a family get together and my sister like them so much that she wanted the recipe to make them for her Wedding. They went over really well. She also used different flavor cake mixes and puddings.

One of the best

by J. Jamie , LEES SUMMIT, MO on Mar. 2005

cupcakes are wonderful. I used the mini-chocolate chips and it worked great. I will make these often.