Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pillsbury Chocolate Cupcakes {made Egg-free}

My previous post for Pillsbury cupcakes {made Egg-free} was a big hit.  Some of the various flavors of Pillsbury Moist Supreme cake mix, call for slightly different added ingredients.  This changes the egg-free adjustments slightly.  So, I decided to do a separate post for chocolate cupcakes.  I frosted these cupcakes with Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Chocolate Fudge icing.  We took them to a fall party, so I topped them with orange Reese's pieces.  Mmmmm!

I also made some vanilla cupcakes with orange-dyed vanilla icing topped with brown Reese's pieces for the party.  The brown and orange decorating scheme came from this website.


Pillsbury Chocolate Cupcakes
1 box Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake mix*
1 c water
2/3 c oil
1 T baking powder
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350o.  Line cupcake tins with paper baking cups.  Mix ingredients with an electric mixer on low until combined.  Scrap the sides of mixing bowl.  Mix an additional 2 minutes on medium to medium-high.  Fill cupcake tins about 2/3 full.  Bake for about 18 minutes.  Cool cupcakes in pan.  Frost cupcakes when completely cooled.  Makes about 18 cupcakes. 

* This mix calls for the added ingredients of 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 3 eggs.  If you are going to try a different flavor of mix, make sure the added ingredients are the same for the adjusted recipe to work properly.

Note:  The Pillsbury mixes do contain dairy.  I am not trying to promote one brand over the other.  I have just found that some brands work better when making adjustments for egg-free cooking. 

Here are the fully decorated chocolate cupcakes.

Here are the fully decorated vanilla cupcakes.


  1. My son has a high egg allergy but loves cakes! I have been searching for a good chocolate eggless recipe for him. We are going to try this exact recipe right now!

    1. Great! Let me know how you like it. You may also want to try this recipe for Chocolate Crazy Cake. It is our favorite.

  2. Do you know if this recipe would work with a 13x9 cake pan?

    1. I haven't tried this particular recipe in a 13x9 cake pan. But I know these cupcakes tend to be a little crumbly and they dent in slightly in the middle. So, I don't think they would work well in a larger cake pan. Try this cake instead... It is so good! It is a favorite at my house.