Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

These really are the best, super moist chocolate cupcakes ever. Made from scratch with cocoa powder, they are deeply chocolatey, perfectly fluffy, and with a domed top. These homemade chocolate cupcakes are way better than any boxed cake mix, with the same moist crumb and texture that you know and love.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup very hot water

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and whisk together.  

Combine the egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla in another bowl and whisk together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix using a stand mixer until combined.

Add the hot water to the batter and mix again, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary, until combined.  Batter will be thin.