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My Best Chocolate Cupcake

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My best chocolate cupcake.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE:
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Sifted
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Large Egg, Room Temperature
  • ½ cups Sour Cream, Room Temperature
  • ¼ cups Canola Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cups Boiling Water
  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM:
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • ½ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Sprinkle

Preparation

To prepare cupcakes, preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Crack in the egg, spoon in the sour cream, and pour in the oil and the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Pour in the boiling water, and slowly mix until smooth and liquidy.

Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, about halfway full. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.

To prepare buttercream, beat butter for a few minutes in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add powdered sugar and turn the mixer on low, beat until the sugar incorporates with the butter. Add vanilla, heavy cream and cocoa powder, beat on medium speed for another 3 minutes, or until buttercream becomes light and fluffy.

Frost the cupcakes with the buttercream and garnish with chocolate sprinkles.

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Josee on 12.25.2016

Best chocolate cupcakes. Made reindeer for decoration on top for Christmas. Everybody said they were very good. Thank you I will keep this recipe.

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homeschoolmom on 5.22.2013

I made these cupcakes, along with the buttercream, for my son’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and they were wonderful!! I ended up with 2 dozen cupcakes, but we managed to eat them all. (Wink wink) Thanks for posting such a delicious recipe. I will definitely be making these again.

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Victoria on 3.21.2013

These cupcakes were great! There was more batter then I could use without the cupcakes over flowing. Also, I had to add a few minutes to the baking time. Other then that, these were some of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made! Thank you, LuLuLu!

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