Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

I made these for dessert after our Sunday dinner today. Delicious!

1 package plain devils food cake mix
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ( I will say that this gives your batter a more bitter taste- kind similar to dark chocolate so you may want to only put one tablespoon of cocoa powder or plan to add 1/4 C of sugar to your batter if you add 2 tablespoons and feel it is a little strong of a taste.
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pans (cupcake liners) or spray your pans with cooking spray if you don't want to use liners.

Mix all of these things together in a mixing bowl and then pour the batter into the lined cupcake pans, filling each cupcake line three quarters of the way full. Place the pans in the oven.

Bake the cupcakes for 28-30 minutes. The cupcakes are done when lightly pressed with your finger and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. After 5 minutes remove your cupcakes and place them on a wire rack to cool- it should take about 15 minutes.

During this time you can prepare the Chocolate sour cream or Chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

4 tablesppons of butter
3 oz of semisweet Chocolate finely chopped
1/2 c sour cream
2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
2 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place butter and chocolate in saucepan and melt over low heat 3-4 minutes. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool slightly and then stir in the sour cream.

Transfer the mixture to a lartge mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed and half the powdered suger and 1 tablespoon of hot water, mix it well. Then add remaining powdered sugar and water and continue mixing until the frosting comes together into a spreadable consistency without lumps. Stop the machine, add the vanilla and blend well, 30 seconds.

Use at once on the cake or cupcakes of your choice.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package cream cheese
1 stick (1/2) cup of margerine or butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure almond or vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

Soften your cream cheese and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and when soft add the cocoa powder and the almond or vanilla extract (I used the vanilla extract because I thought the flavor would go better with the sour cream chocolate cupcakes)

Gradually add in the 4 cups of powdered sugar- but I didn't use all 4 cups- so add them until you have the consistency that you like- if the mixture is too thick you can add a few drops of milk to help thin it out a bit.

Frost your cupcake or cake! Enjoy!

1 comment:

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