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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

  • servings: 12

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Ingredients

  • 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 pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Step 2

    In 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. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternating with sour cream, starting and ending with the flour mixture.

  3. Step 3

    Divide batter among cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reviews (9)

  • 4 Oct, 2011

    I just made this recipe. I don't know what I did wrong but they are disgusting. Won't make this cupcake again.

  • 20 Feb, 2011

    Just made this recipe and yes it was very brownie like. Rich and dense. Next time I will add walnuts. It was delicious.

  • 20 Feb, 2011

    Just made this recipe and yes it was very brownie like. Rich and dense. Next time I will add walnuts. It was delicious.

  • 20 Feb, 2011

    Just made this recipe and yes it was very brownie like. Rich and dense. Next time I will add walnuts. It was delicious.

  • 27 May, 2009

    This came out more like a Brownie......my guess is I did something wrong???

  • 20 Feb, 2009

    what would be the best icing for these?

  • 20 Feb, 2009

    What would be the icing to pair with these?

  • 3 Mar, 2008

    This recipe creates a cupcake that's rich and dense, but moist. It's like a lighter version of a brownie.

  • 29 Jan, 2008

    These were so moist and chocolatey! They turned out delicious. Will definately make again...so easy!!