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Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark rich chocolate cake, good for layer cake or 18 cupcakes.
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • DRY INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE
  • 1 cup Hershey’s special dark cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup espresso
  • WET INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl. Set Aside.
  • Mix espresso and boiling water. Dissolve cocoa in espresso/water.
  • Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
  • Add to this sour cream and dry ingredients, alternating and finishing with dry.
  • Add chocolate mixture.Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes for cupcakes, 30-35 minutes for cake.
  • This will make two 9” cakes or up to 18 cupcakes, depending on size.