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Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes

June 19, 2011

This is not one of my typical “lightened-up” recipes, but I had to share these Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes with you. My daughter, Leigh, made this recipe for me the night I arrived home from being in Italy for a week. I was so excited to come home to my family and true comfort food. These are so spectacular. You don’t even need to make homemade icing. I wanted to post the recipe for Father’s Day, but I was traveling again this past week. I realized that this recipe is perfect for so many occasions: Father’s Day, birthdays, parties, showers or just because. I thought they would be a great way to start off the week so enjoy.

Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Yield: 18 servings
Ingredients
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
11/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1 Chocolate frosting
1 Chocolate chips, chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts (optional)
Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners.

2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside.

3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

4. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer over medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add chocolate and beat at low speed. Add eggs, one at a time, at medium speed. Add sour cream and vanilla and beat until no white streaks remain. Reduce speed to low. Add half flour mixture alternating with water ending with flour mixture.

5. Fill each cupcake liner with 1/4 cup batter. Bake in preheated oven 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely. Frost with icing and top with chocolate chips and/or nuts.



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19 Responses to “Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes”
June, 21 2011at 04:12 am
How sweet of her, what a great welcome home.
June, 19 2011at 09:04 pm
Wonderful recipe. I'll be that yogurt makes them super moist.
Marla says:
June, 20 2011at 08:45 pm
Alison, that is so sweet that your daughter made these treats for you :) Bet you are glad to be home.
June, 20 2011at 04:04 am
You can never go wrong with chocolate cupcakes for any occasion. They look great!
June, 20 2011at 06:50 am
Awesome! I love a good go-to recipe! :-) They look delicious!
Amy says:
June, 20 2011at 06:57 am
To die for!
Rachel says:
June, 20 2011at 06:57 am
Another one of your winners. These look amazing
June, 20 2011at 09:22 am
An absolutely perfect cupcake! And so much better than a whole big cake because they give you automatic portion control :-)
Michelle says:
June, 20 2011at 10:07 am
Beyond Fabulous Alison. Your site is truly the best
June, 20 2011at 11:19 am
Ooh, love the addition of greek yogurt
June, 20 2011at 11:45 am
I'll bet these are so moist with the addition of Greek yogurt. Everybody needs a great chocolate cupcake recipe in their cooking arsenal.
June, 21 2011at 01:37 pm
That was so sweet of her. I'm sure she was so glad to see you!
June, 22 2011at 12:53 am
How sweet of your daughter :-) I love baking recipes that involve use of buttermilk or yogurt. This looks great!
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