Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (27)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: About 12 Cupcakes (serves 12)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
182 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Top these tasty chocolate sour cream cupcakes with Fluffy Caramel Cream Cheese FrostingChocolate Sour Cream Frosting or your favorite frosting or ganache.


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Line about 12 muffin cups with cupcake papers. In a mixing bowl, combine boiling water, butter, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder. Beat on low speed until smooth and sugar is dissolved.

  2. In another bowl or on a sheet of wax paper, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and vanilla.

  4. Add sifted dry ingredients to the cocoa mixture alternately with the egg and sour cream mixture. Fill greased and lightly floured cupcake cups about two-thirds full. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely before frosting.

  5. Frost with your favorite frosting, homemade or purchased. Makes about 10 to 12 cupcakes.