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These cupcakes are going to be your NEW favorite.

The richness of the chocolate mixed with the frosting will have you coming back to the kitchen every hour for another one!

I make them EVERY Christmas and they disappear within a matter of hours.


They make great neighbor/teacher gifts too!


The smell of these babies when they come out of the oven…..swoon!



The Best Chocolate Cupcakes



  • 1 box Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1 package 4 servings Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 package cream cheese softened


  • Combine all ingredients and mix on high for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared cupcake pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes.
  • Let cool and frost!
  • To make the frosting, cream the butter and shortening until smooth.
  • Add in vanilla.
  • Add powdered sugar mixing 1 cup at a time.
  • Beat in softened cream cheese and mix until smooth.
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I got this tray kit at a local craft store and got some cute tags and delivered these to our neighbors! 


Crystal | Everyday Adventures

Hi, I'm Crystal! I have a passion for cooking, baking, photography, and quotes, so that is the majority of what you will see on my site, www.everydayadventures.com! I am an optimist. I love music. and dancing. And singing (although I’m terrible). I have 2 beautiful boys and 2 large dogs that are my fur babies. I am a continual learner of life and strive to make each day better than the one before!

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