Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

SOLARA product used : Air Fryer Oven

Chocolate cupcakes, although indulgent, offer some health benefits. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants, fighting inflammation and promoting heart health. Dark chocolate improves brain function and mood due to flavonoids and caffeine. However, be mindful of portion sizes and added sugars. Enjoyed occasionally, they can be a delightful treat in a balanced diet.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Toppings or Mix-ins:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Frosting or icing



Prepare Muffin Pan:

  • Line a muffin pans with cupcake liners.

Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • In a mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well to combine.

Mix Wet Ingredients:

  • In another bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.


  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Fill Cupcake Liners:

  • Spoon the cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

Add Toppings:

  • If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips or sprinkles on top of the cupcake batter in each liner.

Bake in Air Fryer Oven:

  • Place the muffin pan in the preheated air fryer oven. Bake the cupcakes at 320°F (160°C) for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

Cool and Decorate:

  • Once the cupcakes are done, carefully remove them from the air fryer oven and let them cool in the muffin pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating with frosting or icing.


  • Serve the delicious air fryer chocolate cupcakes as they are or with your favourite frosting or icing for a delightful treat!