Monday, January 18, 2010

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

I made these yesterday for a dear cousin who was down from the States recently. It's super easy to make and a great gift to bring when you're invited over to someone's house.

What you need:
Makes: 12

60g cocoa powder
90g all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
170g butter, room temp
200g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream


1) Preheat oven to 180C. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.

2) Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

3) In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream.

4) Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. (I bake them for 20 mins)

Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

We enjoy it just like this, no fancy icing or sprinkles or whatever.
Use good quality cocoa powder like VanHouten for best results.
On an un-related note, white square serving dish from Ikea - sweeeeeet.


Ara said...

Looks yum! I must definetely try this recipe soon. I think some choc ganache will just take it to another level!

tigerfish said...

Smell chocolate, saw chocolate, love chocolate - can I have some?

noobcook said...

I love moist cakes. these cupcakes look so chocholaty :)

The Sudden Cook said...

Ara: Yes ganache would have been nice but also for a change nice to enjoy them on their own.
Tigerfish: Sure! Make you a whole batch:)
Noobcook: This recipe is great because not only very chocolaty but moist as well.

Vivien Macdonald said...

Thanks again for sharing these with us. So So yummy!

The Sudden Cook said...

It was my pleasure. So happy Sydney liked it!

Suja said...

Hi, I made a batch of these cupcakes and they turned out great! Even my fussy husband loved it :) I used the ganache recipe from your Classic Chocolate Cake recipe to make the icing for the cupcakes .. so chocolaty and so so yummy! Super recipe.. thanks!

The Sudden Cook said...

Hi Suja!
Glad you tried it and it worked out!It is indeed a super recipe:)

bloomingwives said...

Hi ! I've tried out this recipe and it's uber yumillicious ! however, i don't really understand why it didn't raise up like yours. mine just shrank after awhile. any idea why?

The Sudden Cook said...

Hi there!

Oven temps are different for every oven - so I reckon that the cupcakes were maybe underbaked? Meaning you can try increasing the baking time by 5 mins for your next try. Hope this helps!

bloomingwives said...

is that so? Will try again ! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

i also have the exact recipe...i tried this twice but my cocoa powder not a good one wasted..will make again with either van houten or hershey's instead..10q

Ms Me said...

These were just perfect babe! Just made a batch a few weeks ago and they were a hit!

The Sudden Cook said...

Ms Me: So glad to hear!

pUspa said...

I baked it for my kids CNY party yesterday ,it rise well but when i took it out of the oven it sank instantly.Didnt cook in the center
So next batch i lower temp to 175 and baked a little longer and better outcome

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