chocolate cupcakes

I made these this weekend for a few get-togethers with friends. I've never made them before and was pleasantly surprised. They were thick, dense and delicious! I paired the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. (picture and recipe from martha)

Makes 12

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.
  3. Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then frost as desired.


Katya said...

i will attest, they were delicious. ahhhh so so so so good! thanks for sharing! (both the cupcakes and the recipe :) ) it was really good to see you on saturday!

Suzy said...

I can also attest, they were scrumptious! I'm a MAJOR fan of the dense cupcakes. :) Thanks for making my tummy happy Amanda.