Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

3

dozen

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.
Makes 3 dozen cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Simplify
Use ready-to-spread chocolate frosting instead of the homemade buttercream. You'll still get rave reviews for these sensational sweets!
Time Saver
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:

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