Chocolate Cupcakes with White Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with White Frosting
Yields 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Cup Cakes
  1. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  2. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  6. 1 cup sugar
  7. 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup sour cream
  10. 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate morsels
Frosting
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 2 to 3 Tbsp. milk
Cupcakes
  1. Sift together cocoa and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Add cocoa mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with cocoa mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in morsels.
  4. Place 12 paper baking cups in USA Pan™ 12 Cup Muffin Pan; spoon batter evenly into cups, filling completely full.
  5. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack, and cool 30 minutes or until completely cool. Spread cupcakes evenly with White Frosting (recipe following).
White Frosting
  1. Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and 2 Tbsp. milk, adding additional milk, if necessary, for desired consistency.
Notes
  1. Recipe courtesy of USA Pan®
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