Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting – One-bowl, fluffy and rich chocolate cupcakes made with sour cream and topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting | | One-bowl, fluffy and rich chocolate cupcakes made with sour cream and topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

Totally predictable and certainly expected. I mean, what else do food-loving people talk about the day after Super Bowl-Food?
Valentine’s Day-Food, of course!

Also? It’s Monday and cupcakes make Mondays waaaay easier to deal with.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting | | One-bowl, fluffy and rich chocolate cupcakes made with sour cream and topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

Hey, pals!! How was last night?!? Did your team win?!? I hope so!!
BUT if they didn’t, just look at it this way; unless it was your son, husband, brother, nephew, grandson? (…am I missing a role?) You shouldn’t care. Fo’ reals. They make millions of bucks, and you, the fan, just loses nerves and sleep. And your health. AND a bet.

Cupcakes, anyone? They’re stress relievers.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting | | One-bowl, fluffy and rich chocolate cupcakes made with sour cream and topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

I live with a tall, dark and handsome chocoholic. I’ve mentioned this fact on a few occasions. However, his choco-addiction completely works out in my favor.
For instance, those SJP shoes? I bought ’em, he FUH-REAKED out at the price, I made him chocolate cupcakes, he forgot about my shoes. Sweet victory.


I need you to know that these. are. YUMMY. I made them with sour cream! Do you know what that means? Tender. Rich. Fluffy… (I’m trying reaaaallllyyy hard not to say “MOIST”!)

I ate 2 cupcakes as soon as I spread that chocolate frosting on top. After a loooong session on the treadmill, I had 1 more. The third one I had was without the frosting… balance.

And speaking of… you should know that a standard, bakery chocolate cupcake can be around 500 calories! Yes, their cupcakes are bigger, but only about 1/4 bigger than homemade cupcakes.
On the other hand, THESE deviled little cupcakes are only 135 calories per serving. INCLUDING the chocolate frosting. SO… you make the choice.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting | | One-bowl, fluffy and rich chocolate cupcakes made with sour cream and topped with a delicious chocolate frosting.

I also cannot keep my face more than one inch away from these beauties.

And there’s only one left.

Eating. It. Now.


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Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Katerina Petrovska
  • 3/4- cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2- cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened good quality cocoa powder (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1/2- cup sour cream
  • 1/2- cup semisweet chocolate chips , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar or superfine sugar
  • 2/3- cup sour cream
  • chocolate shavings
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In your mixer's bowl combine flour, baking soda, brown sugar, cocoa, eggs and butter.
  4. Using your mixer fitted with a whisk, beat ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Using a spoon, fold in the sour cream until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon the batter into previously prepared cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand in pan for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans and transfer the cupcakes to cooling racks.
  10. In the meantime prepare the Chocolate Frosting.
  11. Set up a double boiler by setting a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  12. Add chopped chocolate chips to the glass bowl and heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
  13. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  14. Whisk in sugar and sour cream; whisk until combined.
  15. Spread frosting over the cooled cupcakes and let set in the refrigerator before serving.
  16. Top with chocolate shavings and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 10

Nutrition Facts
Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
  1. Briar

    There seems to be some mistake in the amounts. The recipe claims to make 18 cupcakes, I only got 10 in a regular sized pan, which isn’t surprising given only 3/4 cup flour. Is this a half recipe?

      1. Briar

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy with the cupcakes, and would have been more than happy to have more of them. I was thinking there might have been an accidental switch with the chocolate cinnamon cheesecake cupcakes (will be trying those out next!). That recipe does say 12 but it seems like a lot of total cups of ingredients (not that I have a problem with giant chocolate cupcakes)

  2. I hateeeeee the word “moist” blehhh but when it comes to describing food sometimes it’s the only way. But hello devil’s food cake my favorite chocolate cake ever! Because these are in cupcake form I can totally have two right? Maybe three? Just send me a batch please 🙂

  3. Pinned! So gorgeous and only 135 calories??!! That means I can have like 4, right?
    Yes, my beloved Patriots won! WOO HOO!! And yes, for reals, it is just too darn stressful when you’re team is in a championship! WHY do we invest SO much in these silly games where these men are, like you said, making MILLIONS of money when an outcome of one particular game is not going to really affect my life any? It really is quite silly after all – there are certainly bigger fish to fry. But, I’m addicted…

    1. Exactly! My husband is a HUGE soccer fan and loses it when Real Madrid doesn’t win a game. It affects his whole day. THEN I remind him that Christiano Ronaldo just made over 200 million because people like my husband decide to buy/watch/breathe soccer! Somehow that gets through to him and he settles down. 🙂 AND! GO PATS!

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