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Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Photo of Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes © Diana Rattray
Top these tasty chocolate sour cream cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting or your favorite frosting or ganache.

Yield: Makes About 12 Cupcakes


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


Line about 12 muffin cups with cupcake papers. In a mixing bowl, combine boiling water, butter, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder. Beat on low speed until smooth and sugar is dissolved.

In another bowl or on a sheet of wax paper, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and vanilla.

Add sifted dry ingredients to the cocoa mixture alternately with the egg and sour cream mixture. Fill greased and lightly floured cupcake cups about two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely before frosting.

Frost with your favorite frosting, homemade or purchased. Makes about 10 to 12 cupcakes.

Cupcakes are shown with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting.

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 5 out of 5
Great for Kids, Member Ros_Shaw

This recipe was very easy to make and turned out 12 lovely moist and dense cup cakes. My kids loved them. I made them in a kids cup cake maker and only needed 8 minutes to cook a batch of 6. I was hoping to see how they kept their freshness over a couple of days but the whole batch has just about been devoured. Very Yummy. I think the sour cream makes the difference. I also used vanilla paste rather than extract.

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