Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black Magic Cupcakes

Posted by: Annie

Confession: I actually made these cupcakes for Valentine's Day, but knew that I would not have the post ready, so I purposely set one cupcake aside and decorated it with non-Valentine's sprinkles. (Boo me and my slow posting.) These cupcakes were very rich, but the super light frosting balanced out the cupcake perfectly. I shared these cupcakes with my co-workers on Valentine's Day, and actually used them to bribe two students to finish their multiplication problems. Behold the power of cupcakes...

For the cake:

1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong coffee

For the frosting:

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake tin with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa powders, baking soda and powder, and salt.

In a separate large bowl, use a mixer to beat together oil and sugar, on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined, approximately two minutes. Beat in buttermilk and coffee. Reduce the mixer to low and slowly add in the flour mixture.

Fill each cupcake tin 3/4 of the way full. Bake 25 minutes until the top of the cupcakes appear firm. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly before frosting.

For the frosting...beat cream in a large bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form.

In a separate large bowl, beat butter and sour cream on medium speed until creamy. Add in sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt, and beat for approximately 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate and fold in whipped cream until well blended.

Frost cupcakes and decorate!
Source: Sugar Plum


  1. Damn it! My mouth is watering for cuppiecakes now! Looks delicious, girls!

  2. Dark chocolate and coffee. This is heaven.

  3. that looks so yummy! Bookmarking it :)

    Love your blog!


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