Yello! Howdy do? 🙂
I must say with Diwali round the corner, our house is full of sweets to fill a room! Finished packing 650 boxes with sweets for the office and staff and we are all “sweet-ed” out for now! 🙂 But my kids were in cupcake mode so made some divine chocolate cupcakes!
Oh my! Are these simply amazing or what?!?! And it totally lives up to its name….velvet cupcakes! 🙂 Just melt-in-your-mouth-smooth!
Found the recipe when on my surfing trips…he he! 🙂 This is the link to it – simply must try recipe! The recipe says 36 cupcakes and that’s exactly what I also got – 36 same size cupcakes!
You will need –
1 1/2 cups – semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup – unsalted butter, softened
2 cups – light brown sugar
3 – large eggs
2 cups – flour
1 teaspoon – baking soda
1/2 teaspoon – salt
1 cup – sour cream (I used plain yoghurt)
1 cup – hot water
2 teaspoons – vanilla
Pre heat your oven at 350 F (180 C).
Sift the flour, salt and soda and keep aside.
Put the chocolate pieces (make sure they are all the same size so that they melt together at the same time) in a microwave-safe bowl and zap it for about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes, till melted. Stir and smoothen and keep aside to cool.
Cream the butter and then the sugar, till combined. Add the eggs (welcome to do it one at a time!) and beat well. Add the melted chocolate and beat to combine everything well.
Add the flour mix and combine. Will be a little stiff but bear with it. Add then sour cream (or yoghurt) and fold again. Add the vanilla also.
Now, at this stage, the batter will have some lumps. So I used my electric mixer at the lowest speed and beat my batter along with the hot water slowly. I added the hot water 1/2 cup at a time.
Prepare the muffin trays and line with paper cups or your silicone cups. Spoon the batter into it till 3/4 way and bake for 20 minutes.
Lovely texture and simply soft cupcakes! I added a simple buttercream frosting (butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder) and piped a few 🙂 My humble attempts at piping and decoration! 😀
Yumm is the word! Give this a try and do let me know how it turned out for you! Enjoy! 🙂
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