Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

12 reviews, 3.6 star(s). 77% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Applesauce adds moisture and replaces fat in these rich-tasting chocolate cupcakes. Double the recipe and freeze the extras.


1 1/2 cups Unbleached flour
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Applesauce
2 Egg whites
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Chocolate chips

Original recipe makes 1



Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, combine applesauce, egg whites, oil and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture and stir just until evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into 12 paper-lined muffin tins.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes until centers spring back when lightly pressed. Cool cupcakes on a rack.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   

Chocolate cupcakes with (L-R)

Calories Per Serving: 4394 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

How is this dairy free
nads13 2y ago

Cupcakes came out dense and not moist at all. Batter wasn't too bad though.
pamelakealohananistanton 2y ago

The sugar and egg white is what gives it most of it's structure, so it gets drier when it's cool.
williamgunn 3y ago

I must have made it wrong, or this recipe is bad. After creating a batch 2 times i found that they were not moist at all, They tasted OK. But im not sure why they werent moist.
Jeacre 4y ago

It's delicious how many calories is it for one cupcake?
Liya89 4y ago

Ok I am going to make it without applesauce
ChefRebecca123 4y ago

Is thos recipe sugar free? I have to watch my sugar
FriendsChef7777 4y ago

Very rich and tasty. I used a marshmellow cream frosting. They went great together.
Mistikaldarkhope 4y ago

I made these with 1/2 cup raspberry apple sauce and 1/2 cup pomegranate apple sauce. I skipped the chips. Still satisfied the chocolate craving in the house. I topped them with a cream cheese frosting.
Avikemyr 4y ago

I thought the flavor a little strong, but that very well may have been due to the amount of chocolate chips I used. It was not quite as moist as I had been hoping.
Kandydolz 5y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free