Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour cream adds rich flavor and tender texture to these classic chocolate cupcakes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 36

Cupcakes

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
3/4
cup sour cream
1/4
cup shortening
1
cup water
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
2
eggs
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled

Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

4
cups powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons milk
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
3
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 36 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 1/2 full.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; place on cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

Expert Tips

Use ready-to-spread chocolate frosting instead of the homemade buttercream. You'll still get rave reviews for these sensational sweets!

Here's a hint: Instead of making chocolate cutouts, buy Betty Crocker© chocolate decorator shapes available at the supermarket or cake decorating supply stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
30 mg
30 %;
Sodium
160 mg
160 %;
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
32 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.