Sour cream gives these cupcakes their super moistness. Their lusciousness comes from unsweetened chocolate and a blend of brown and granulated sugars.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
3 oz. BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 cup water
1 container (8 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1-3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool to room temperature. Stir in sour cream.
Mix next 3 ingredients. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with chocolate mixture. Blend in vanilla.
Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
Bake 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
With their built-in portion control, these moist chocolate cupcakes can be enjoyed on occasion.
Finish off the cupcakes with a simple chocolate frosting. Microwave 1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min., stirring every 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min. Add 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter and 2 tsp. vanilla; beat with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup milk. Spread onto cooled cupcakes. Keep refrigerated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.