Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A simple tray of chocolate cupcakes is almost always appropriate, especially with a thick, rich batter:

This particular batter resembled a traditional cake batter, until the sour cream...

was swirled in and made it richer and lighter:

To complement the rich cake, I made a rich buttercream consisting of confectioners sugar sifted with cocoa:

Which was then blended with butter and vanilla before melted chocolate was added:

As I recently purchased a new pastry tube, I had lots of fun with the decorations!


  1. I love baking with sour cream, buttermilk or yogurt. They just make everything taste better.

  2. They really do! If I'm debating between two or three recipes one that has one of those ingredients always wins!

  3. They sound wonderful. I love the addition of sour cream into baked good, specially cupcakes!

    Lisa@ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

  4. It has really become a pantry staple for me...speaking of which, I'm out!