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Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa


Frost these sour cream chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate sour cream frosting.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a mixing bowl, combine boiling water, shortening, sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon, if using. Beat until sugar is dissolved. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the beaten egg, sour cream, and vanilla.

Fill greased and lightly floured cupcake cups about half full. 

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

Frost with your favorite frosting, homemade or purchased.

 Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.


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