Moist Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This mouthwatering moist chocolate cupcake recipe is a homemade chocolate cupcake topped with a silky chocolate cream cheese frosting.

INGREDIENTS

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar (285g)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (118 ml)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (15 ml)
  • ½ cup light sour cream (118 ml)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (280g)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (55 g)
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder (5g) (optional)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder (9 g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (2 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 g)
  • 1 ¼ cup coffee (355 ml)

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cups (6 oz) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup +2 tablespoons cocoa powder (69g)
  • 6 cups powdered sugar (780 g)
  • 2 tablespoons milk or heavy whipping cream (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (15ml)
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color.
  3. Next mix in the sour cream and beat until well combined
  4. Full instructions visit @beyondfrosting

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