Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

February 14, 2017

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

I had mayonnaise chocolate cake, on my blog recently,
now, I am adding sour cream chocolate cake to my list of other than using 'butter and sugar' in a cake.

My first time baking and featuring cupcakes on my space... and it will not be my last ;P.

Old fashion chocolate cake

Why cupcakes, when there is no longer the craze for cupcakes?

Well... if you have been following my blog, you'd notice that I don't really follow trends.
I move like a sloth when it comes to trending food.

It was hub's birthday last month, the birthday boy has to bring a cake to share with his officemates for their Fridays coffee break.

When I was told to bake a cake for 30 pax! I had my panic moments!!! Who wouldn't!

If I were to bake a puny cake (my standard 8 inch cake), everyone will get a smallest slice ever, or just crumbs.

or I could just order a humongous cake! From past experience, bought cake was expensive and dry :(

or I could just bake cupcakes... everyone will definitely get a decent bite of the "birthday" cake :P plus some macarons, Salted Caramel macarons, my most requested macarons by far :D

Sour cream chocolate cake

My go to cake.... Nigella's Old fashioned Chocolate Cake featured in Feast magazine.

and I love the way she described the cake in her introduction paragraph.

I could almost hear her silky, sultry voice as I was reading the blurb :D.
And what got me going for this Sour cream chocolate cake was her few keywords :

  • Simple
  • Luscious
  • Mood-enhancingly good
  • Easy 
  • Mix all in one in food processor! (the seal the deal statement!!)

Another reason why I chose to bake cupcakes...

If I were to frost the whole cake for hub's office mate, I would have many sleepless nights, my frosting is still wishy washy.

... but with cupcakes, armed with desired piping nozzle, watch a bit of video and a little bit of practice, I can hide my imperfections ;P

Bookmark this page for your next bake! Definitely no regrets :D
Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes recipe.

yield: 36 Cupcakesprint recipe

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes, based on Nigella's Lawson famous "Old Fashioned" Chocolate Cake, featured in Feast magazine.


  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 175g soft unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla paste/essence
  • 150mL sour cream
Chocolate Frosting
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate (broken into small pieces)
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 125mL sour cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract


For the Cupcake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sieve flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add butter and sour cream into the bowl.
  4. Beat on low speed, until well mixed.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla paste.
  6. Mix on high speed, for 2 minutes.
  7. Place batter in piping bag.
  8. Pipe into cupcake casing (about 35g each).
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Leave it to cool.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. Melt butter and chocolate using the double boiling method.
  2. Sieve icing sugar into another mixing bowl.
  3. Add golden syrup to the cooled chocolate mixture.
  4. Add sour cream, vanilla and the sieved icing sugar into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pipe onto the cupcake.
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  1. They look lovely! I love the use of sour cream in these chocolate cupcakes.

  2. Save me some of these little devils ! Looks really irresistible. lol
    Have a great weekend, Lisa.
    Blessings, Kristy


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