Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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Chocolate cupcakes

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup of very strong brewed coffee, cooled
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1: In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the oil, coffee, and eggs. Beat at medium speed until smooth, slowly blend in the dry ingredients, then mix in the sour cream and vanilla.

Step 2: Place in cupcake liners and bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting
(Martha Stewart) 

1/4 cup plus 2 tbl spoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup plus 2 tbl spoons warm water
Pinch of salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 pound melted chocolate
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Step 1: Mix the warm water and cocoa powder in a small bowl.

Step 2: In a separate bowl mix together the butter, salt and sugar. Add in the melted chocolate and mixture from step 1. Blend together until smooth. 

1 comment

  1. Just tried this recipe and it came out great. I've been looking for a good choco recipe that would be most in The Andes Mts. I'm sure my Ecuadorian students are going to love it! Thanks :)