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Nutrition Facts

Calories 856
  Calories from Fat 436 (51%)
(76%)Total Fat 50g
(137%)Saturated Fat 27g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(56%)Cholesterol 169mg
(43%)Sodium 1039mg
(8%)Potassium 288mg
Total Carbohydrate 98g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 63g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(21%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting


  • Cupcakes1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • Frosting1/2 cup vegetable shortening

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup cocoa

  • 4 cups confectioners sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 Tbs whole milk (or cream)

Old fashioned cupcakes paired with a simple chocolate frosting.


  • CupcakesPreheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine butter and sugar in your stand mixer. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Melt chocolate in a separate bowl. Add melted chocolate to stand mixer.
  • Add flour mixture and sour cream to stand mixer, alternating the two.
  • Add vanilla and mix well. Add boiling water and mix until incorporated.
  • Bake for 25–30 minutes or until cupcakes pass the toothpick test.
  • FrostingCombine vegetable shortening, butter, cocoa, and sugar in your stand mixer. Cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and milk. Whip until light and fluffy.

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