Day 47 – Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcake

16 Sep

It’s Musical Monday!!  Woo hoo!!  And all you artists out there, don’t forget to contact me if you’d like to have your music featured here too!!

So, here’s the My Year of Cupcakes video.  (I thought these little ladies needed to be featured.  In all their cuteness!)

And, here’s this weeks artist!

You can find more info about Shauna at:

So, I have to tell ya.  Sour Cream Chocolate Cake was my absolute favorite dessert growing up.  (It really is a wonder I don’t weigh 1,000 pounds…)  And the name just screams rich, moist chocolate cake.  Doesn’t it?  Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcake (recipe below from Betty Crocker).   Yes, please!

Chocolate-Cupcakes     Mini-Cupcakes

This cake is delicate, moist and chocolate-y.  Light and airy.  Milk chocolate taste.


The frosting is creamy, almost wet.  Tastes like dark cocoa.

Sour Cream Chocolate-Cupcakes     Mini Sour Cream Chocolate-Cupcakes

The result is very nicely balanced.  Not overly rich.  Nice, chocolate flavor.  It made me want a small glass of milk. Not a huge one, just a small one.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 5 (another super easy, throw it together kinda cupcake)

– TOTAL: 19

RECIPE (from Betty Crocker)

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
For directions visit Betty Crocker.
*Tomorrow: Apple Streusel Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 47 – Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcake”

  1. Nancy Stocking September 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the Musical Mondays!! LOVE the Nerdy Boyfriend song!! BRAVO!!!

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