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These delicious cupcakes are made from my standard Chocolate sour cream recipe. They really come alive with  generous lashings of white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

 
 
( The BEST ever )
 
Chocolate sour cream cupcake recipe
 
 
Two eggs lightly beaten
1 cup canola oil
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon bi carb soda
1 teaspoon baking soda
1  3/4 cups  castor sugar
1/2 cup pure cocoa
 
* Pre heat oven to 180C
*Prepare muffin tray with cupcake liners
 
 
* Whisk eggs, oil, vanilla and water together in a bowl. Carefully add sour cream and whisk until combined.
 
* In a separate bowl sift flour, bi carb and baking soda. 
   Whisk in sugar and cocoa.
 
* Carefully pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
 
* Pour spoonfuls of mixture into prepared liners, filling quite generously.
 
* Bake at 180C for about 18-20 min. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before placing onto a wire rack.
 
(Easy Peasy!)
 
 
White chocolate cream cheese frosting
 
125g  softened butter
125g softened cream cheese
200g block good quality white chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A few tablespoons cream
500g bag icing sugar
About 100g dark chocolate, melted
 
 
* Break white chocolate into pieces and put in a double boiler, or put in saucepan over a pan of simmering water. Melt and leave to cool slightly.
 
* Put butter and cream cheese in electric mixer and mix on med until smooth. 
 
* Add vanilla extract.
 
* Carefully pour in white chocolate. 
 
* Turn mixer down to low and slowly add icing sugar a little at a time.
 
* Add tablespoons of cream as needed. You will need to judge the consistency and add cream as needed. You want to have  a fairly stiff mixture.
 
* Prepare icing bag with a large open hole tip.
 
*  Fold  the top  of the bag over your hand ( or a glass),  and using a pastry brush, generously wipe dark chocolate stripes inside the bag. You will only get about two or three strips.
 
This might seem fiddly, but it is worth it. 
 
* Carefully spoon the white chocolate frosting into the bag. Be careful not to put too much in. You may need to use a couple of bags, as it is difficult to refill. 
 
* Now for the fun bit…. Generously pipe your delicious multi coloured icing onto the yummy chocolate cupcakes and sprinkle lightly with cocoa as desired.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments

  • Little Miss Cupcake

    yummmm

  • Emma Ventura

    Cream cheeeeese! :O They look amazing!

  • Oh yum!! The cupcake recipe looks really easy and the frosting looks soo good! I’m always looking for new frosting recipes, so I must try this one out soon 🙂

  • Murphy Nina

    YUM!!!

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