Monday, January 3, 2011

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

As soon as I saw these cupcakes, I really wanted to make them. I think I was mostly excited about the white chocolate buttercream frosting. I've never made a white chocolate frosting before! They were very worth it. I wanted to just eat the white chocolate frosting by myself.. but it tastes even better on the cupcake! The cupcake is almost like a moist brownie, but in cupcake form. I only made a few changes to the recipe, like adding more chocolate and sugar. Next time, I'll just add more butter to the frosting.

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
recipe adapted from Disney Family

6 oz semi sweet chocolate
4 tablespoons (half stick) Light butter, room temperature
1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a large pinch of salt

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
3 oz white chocolate
5 tablespoons light butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confections sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin cup with 8 paper liners. Set aside.

Melt the plain chocolate over a pan of hot water and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Cream butter and sugars in a bowl until fluffy then beat in the cooled plain chocolate, followed by an egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder, plus a large pinch of salt, into the bowl and fold in.

Spoon into cupcake (around 2/3 full). Bake for 18-20 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. Allow to cool thoroughly on wire rack.

To make the buttercream, melt the white chocolate in heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together with a pinch of salt then beat in the cooled chocolate. Spread the frosting on the cupcake when cooled, then store in airtight container.


  1. Mmm, white chocolate cupcakes are divine and I'm sure this recipe is no exception. Whenever I've made white chocolate cakes they always have a moist/brownie texture too!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mmm that frosting sounds amazing! I don't think mine would ever get to the cupcakes ;)

  3. Yummm! White chocolate buttercream sounds so good!

  4. I'm with you on that frosting - I'll take that without the cupcake please :)

  5. Yumm...they look irresistable!

  6. mmm these do sound really good. :)

  7. Yum! I do love white chocolate... :)

  8. OMG. yes, please! :) :)

  9. Oh my goodness... these look amazing! I need one right now.

  10. I am always looking for new & tasty cupcake recipes--this sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love your recipe and look delicous Danielle, gloria

  12. What a lovely blog ... love the recipes !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for picky lil eaters )

  13. I miss your posts....where are you? I hope all is well!

  14. I love white chocolate. Last year I made a White Choc Mousse. It was soooo tasty. The recipe is on my blog. Just search for "white chocolate mousse". I see that you haven't posted in 2 months. I hope you're doing OK! :o)

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