Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day..Cupcakes!

We took some Valentine's Day cupcakes to school today to tell H's teachers how much we love them!

Nothing says thanks and love like chocolate, right? I thought I'd share the recipes in case you need to share some love too.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes
(both recipes adapted from 101 Gourmet Cupcakes by Wendy Paul)

I dark chocolate cake mix (really any flavor chocolate will work)
2 eggs
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1 C. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until well combined (2-3 minutes with electric mixer. Fill cupacke liners 2/3 full and bake 20 - 22 minutes at 350 degrees. I tested with a toothpick to see if they were done (original recipe said bake 15-18 minutes but mine took longer).
Cool 5 minutes in pan and then till cool on wire rack.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 stick butter at room temp.
1/3 C. cocoa powder
3 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

cream butter with electric mixer till creamy then add cocoa, milk, vanilla and 1 C. powdered sugar - mix well. Then add remaining 2 C. powdered sugar and mix 2-3 minutes until creamy. Add more powdered sugar OR milk to thicken or thing frosting if needed.

This made a small batch of frosting and I ended up making another batch to get all my cupcakes frosted - this amount would probably be good for a 8x8 sized pan but otherwise I'll just go ahead and double it when I make it again.

Hope your Valentine's Day has some sweetness in it :-)


  1. Lucky teachers! They look so yummy. :)

  2. Thank you for the recipes! Love homemade frostings, that stuff in a can should just not be consumed!

  3. Yummy! Those look fantastic! Hope you had a sweet day - thanks for linking up!!


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