Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Devils foodcakes with chocolate icing

The occasion: my workmate son's birthday.

With sourcream being used, these cakes were super moist, and even having it in the icing, the sourcream taste was not too overwhelming, they just need to be regridgerated.

The icing is really glossy, so makes them seem abit.. poshy :) hehe

These were so simple to make! So here is the recipe..

50g butter (at room temp)
115g dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
115g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
25g cocoa powder
125ml sour cream

125g plain chocolate
2 tbsp caster sugar
150ml sour cream

preheat oven to 175
place paper baking cases into muffin tray

put margarine, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarbonate of soda & cocoa powder in a large bowl and using electric hand whisk, beat together until just smooth

using metal spoon, fold in the sour cream, spoon mixture into paper cases

bake for 18-20 minutes

transfer to wire rack to cool

to making icing, break up chocolate into heatproof bowl. set over simmering water & heat until melted, stirring occasionally. remove from heat allow to cool slightly, then whisk in sugar & sour cream until well combined. spread icing over tops of cupcakes and leave to set in refridgerator before serving.


Justin said...

pretty photos

missklicious said...

Oohh these look so good!

I'll keep them in mind next time I have to contribute morning tea at work. hehe

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Yum! I love chocolate sour cream icing, it's my favourite chocolate icing.

Your colleague's son is one lucky boy!

Trissa said...

Oh wow Betty - that looks really moist... and you are right about the icing. It's so glossy. Happy Birthday to your workmate's son - what a treat on his Bday!

Jen ( said...

I do love anything glossy! These look fantastic :)

Stephcookie said...

Yum yum yum, these look so good! Don't you love how adding sour cream keeps everything super moist? It's the best :)

A cupcake or two said...

Your pictures are great. Devils food cake is so good. I wouldnt be able to stop at 1