This is not exactly a real homemade recipe because one day I needed something quick and fast to make for a party at my sons school. This is what I came up with.
I used two packages of Betty Crocker Chocolate chip muffin mix
Use milk instead of the water
Sprinkled some brown sugar, just a bit
and add about 1/2 cup chocolate chips
For the frosting I did make it homemade
6 tbs softened stick butter
2 & 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1.5 tsp vanilla
Cream the butter in a bowl, add the sugar and cocoa and mix well. Stir in the milk slowly, stirring after each bit you add. Last, add the vanilla and mix well. Frost the cupcakes and let them sit opened for about 30 minutes so the frosting hardens.
Note: Before you eat the cupcake, warm it in the microwave for about 8-10 seconds. This warms the chocolate chips and melts it good. The frosting is great with cakes and other cupcakes as well.
Makes 12 cupcakes!