Montez’s Birthday Cupcakes

Montez’s Birthday Party Cupcakes

Deliciously moist, and super easy! These freeze well also.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, chocolate, cupcake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes Aunt Montez


  • 1 box 15oz devils food cake mix
  • 1 box 5.9oz chocolate pudding dry
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 8 oz. sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, chocolate puddingand chips. Stir until combined.
  3. Next mix in eggs, canola oil and water.
  4. Finally mix in the sour cream. Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour cake batter into cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they spring back when touched, or test with a toothpick to make sure the centers are cooked all the way through. Don’t over cook.
  7. Remove from oven and allow the cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Frost with buttercream frosting.

Recipe Notes

Preparing and making these ahead of time helps make the birthday party preparations a bit less stressful. They should be taken out of the freezer about 2 hours before the festivities begin, and they will perfectly defrosted when the time for consumption arrives. 

Note: I took time to figure out how much not to get an overly large cupcake top, and it makes frosting a bit easier. My first batch had a variety of sized cupcakes, all delicious, but it was harder to frost the larger topped ones. 

Frost with your favorite buttercream frosting, in my opinion the BEST kind.