Mix together first six ingredients and blend until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating until thoroughly blended. Continue beating 1 to 2 minutes until batter is smooth. NOTE: batter will be thick. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spread batter into prepared cupcake pans or cupcake liners (Ira Garton swears by a 1/4 cup scoop, so who am I to judge). Bake at 350 for 19-23 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched.
Cool and frost. Enjoy!