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Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Chocolate lovers will LOVE this recipe for Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. It's a fluffy cupcake recipe that's made with sour cream and topped with a homemade chocolate frosting!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 205



  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl combine flour, baking soda, brown sugar, cocoa, eggs and butter.
  • Using your mixer fitted with a whisk, beat ingredients together until smooth.
  • Using a spoon, fold in the sour cream until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Spoon the batter into previously prepared cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let stand in pan for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and transfer the cupcakes to cooling racks.
  • In the meantime prepare the Chocolate Frosting.
  • Set up a double boiler by setting a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Add chopped chocolate chips to the glass bowl and heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in sugar and sour cream; whisk until combined.
  • Spread frosting over the cooled cupcakes and let set in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Top with chocolate shavings and serve.
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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