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Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes don't need any icing they are delicious eaten as they are. Magic ingredient: Sour Cream!
Servings 12 muffins


  • 170 g butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 120 ml sour cream or 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Sift ingredients into a bowl:

  • 90 g plain flour
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C.
  • Use a mixer and beat butter and sugar till combined properly.
  • Add in eggs one by one and beat well. Mix in vanilla essence.
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners until 3/4 full. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 mins then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


  • I bake these cupcakes for 20 mins.
  • Don't miss out the sour cream.
  • Great to bake and bring over to someone's home or if you're hosting a small tea party! Very very kid friendly:) Don't bother icing or decorating them, they are delicious as is.