Friday, September 18, 2009

{ Grandma's chocolate sour cream cupcakes }

Good Morning,

I made these really delicious cupcakes last week for my Grandma's memorial service using her recipe for Chocolate Sour Cream Cake that I posted back in February. Grandma used to make this cake for my cousin, Rachel, and I when we were kids and would stay at her ranch for a week every summer. I have so many fun memories from those summers! One of our favorite things to do was dress up in Grandma's fancy clothes and high heels, put make up on and then perform songs for Grandma & Grandpa in their kitchen. The one song that stands out is "Islands in the Stream". lol Now my cousin is a famous singer. And me? Not so much!!

Every time I make something that Grandma made, I will think of all the wonderful memories I have of her. And all the things she taught me. This cake recipe is no exception. Of course, hers tasted better... how could it not with farm fresh eggs, butter & cream?

Please, make this cake today! You (and your family) will thank me for it!! Here's the recipe:

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 egg yolks (save the whites)

Beat until creamy.


1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
.5 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp salt

Add to first mixture.

Dissolve .5 cup cocoa in .5 cup boiling water. Fold in 2 beaten egg whites and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour into greased and floured pans (2 round 8" layers). Bake for about 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. For cupcakes check them at 20 minutes.

Classic Chocolate Butter Icing

Cream .5 cup softened (real) butter with 2 cups icing sugar and 1/3 cup sifted cocoa. Beat 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp milk and 1 cup icing sugar into mixture. Gradually add 1 to 2 tbsp milk into icing until smooth and of desired spreading consistency.

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  1. Thank you for sharing the recipe. The picture of the cupcakes look yummy! Do you have the recipe for the frosting ?

  2. Ooops I knew I was forgetting something! I used the icing recipe on the Rogers icing sugar bag. I iced them 5 minutes after they came out of the oven... which is what makes the icing glisten and go nice and dark like that.

    I'll edit my post to include the icing recipe.

  3. easy and so amazingly yummy looking...I will make them this weekend! Thanks a bunch!