Sour Cream Cupcakes

October 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Posted in cupcakes, sweet things | 7 Comments
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sour cream cupcakes

Yes, Halloween is all about candy, and I’m psyching myself up to sit on my stoop for hours tomorrow passing out Milky Ways and M&M’S to the neighborhood zombies and trolls.  (Unless I am bitten by a vampire, I plan to hoard the Reese’s Cups for myself, btw.)  Every year, though, I force myself to make Halloween cupcakes in an effort to use up my ghost cupcake liners and my orange and black sprinkles. I think I have one year left on the liners, but probably ten on the sprinkles…maybe I should “accidentally” spill them!

I only just now realized that you can’t really even see the actual cupcake in this photo…my bad…but they look, you know, like cupcakes.  I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now because it real flavor from the sour cream and vanilla.  Also, they are soft and moist, but they’re sturdy…they don’t have a messy, fall-to-pieces-when-you-bite-them crumb.  I think they’d make perfect birthday cupcakes.  When I make cupcakes, I often use them as an excuse to clear out the bits and pieces from the fridge, and the frosting here is just a little leftover dark chocolate ganache.

I’m kepping this short and sweet because a car alarm has been going off outside my window for the past fifteen minutes. Ahh, city living…I can hardly hear myself think.  Happy Halloween!

Sour Cream Cupcakes- makes about 18
from a recipe by Anne Burrell

Steph’s Note:  The original recipe claims this makes 12 cupcakes…maybe that’s for a jumbo tin(?), because it really yields about 18 standard size cupcakes.  Here, I made a 1/3 recipe and got six.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup sour cream

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a muffin tin with paper cups.

-Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

-In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy.  Turn the mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

-Beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Slowly add the vanilla, milk and sour cream.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl, as needed.  With the mixer on medium speed, gradually mix in the flour.

-Fill the prepared muffin cups about 2/3 of the way, dividing the batter evenly among the lined cups.

-Put in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-22 minutes.  Rotate the tin about halfway through.

-The cupcakes are done when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a cake.  Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack, then frost and decorate.

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  1. Steph, your cupcake looks adorable! I wish I only made cupcakes when I need to clear out some food…instead of at the drop of a hat. :D

    Happy Halloween to you too!

  2. how festive! Happy Halloween!

  3. I love this photo! I’ve been looking a Halloween cupcakes all week and I so love the simplicity of your cupcake. What a cute liner :)

  4. Wow, that sounds good. I’m going to have to try it :D

  5. These look really good and I bet they taste good too. Love the paper cases and the little ghosty pics on the photo!

  6. These are adorable! Hope you survived Halloween and got to eat your recees cups…

  7. ive made sour cream chocolate cupcakes once (with sourcream chocolate icing) and it was soooo delicious


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