Friday, August 29, 2008

Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cupcakes



So I'm finally putting cupcakes on my blog! Yay! This is what I named my blog after. This recipe is awesome! I found it on allrecipes.com. It is a dense, chewy, chocolatey cake recipe. I try to get away with making this at every family birthday party (except for my husband's, he likes yellow cake, whatever Ben!) My mom loves German chocolate cake, so I used this recipe and just made a homemade german chocolate cake frosting with coconut to go on top. This time I made my son these cupcakes for his "Pirate" Birthday party. Once you make this, you won't want to make another boxed chocolate cake mix!
This recipe will make 36 cupcakes, or 1 13X9 cake.

Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cupcakes

2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate
3/4 c. chocolate chips
1 c. sour cream
1 c. boiling water


Preheat oven to 350.
Place baking chocolate in a plastic bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, return to microwave for additional 30 seconds, stir. Add chocolate chips and stir. Microwave for additional 20 seconds and stir until chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Set aside.
In large bowl beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beat in vanilla and melted chocolate. Add 1/2 the sour cream, beat, and then add 1/2 flour mixture. Repeat with remaining sour cream and flour mixture. Stir in boiling water.
Pour in greased or lined muffin tins, or greased cake pan.
For cupcakes bake approximately 15 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE, that is the worst thing you can do to a cake recipe! Makes about 36 cupcakes.
For 13X9 cake, bake approximately 25-30 minutes.

4 comments:

M~ said...

I like yellow cake better also. Must be a Leo thing. LEOS UNITE!!
I love the cupcake idea instead of cake. For my bday that just passed, I requested cupcakes as well because I think they are so much easier to manage. I humbly submit a request for a white/yellow cupcake recipe from you Cam! Fudge isn't really my thing :P
I still wuv u though!

Sanette said...

Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes w/pictures!! I haven't had a chance yet to try any of them since I found your blog, but I have 4 little girls, and definately want to try the pizza rolls. I hope you don't mind, but I added a link for your blog on my blog. If this is a problem, please let me know (briansgirls.blogspot.com) Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas!!

The Frosted Cupcake said...

Thanks Mike! I haven't found a white/yellow homemade cake recipe that I love yet. For Ben I use this recipe:

1 box yellow cake mix
1 3.4oz instant vanilla pudding
1 1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs

Beat cake mix, pudding, milk, oil and eggs together for 3 minutes. Bake according to box directions.

This variation is way better than a plain old boxed cake mix! I've made this into various different bundt cakes too. I've used chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding with peanut butter chips, yellow mix/vanilla pudding with mini chocolate chips, and lemon mix/lemon pudding with poppyseeds. Yum! Lemon is my favorite!

Heidi said...

Just WAY too pretty to eat! I love that your blog is all recipes!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!!