Easy to decorate super fun cupcakes that look like little snowmen!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , diced into 5 pieces
- 2 oz . bittersweet chocolate (60%), chopped
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Vanilla Buttercream Frosting , recipe here*
- 12 marshmallow snowmen , instructions follow
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add chocolate and butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on 50% power, in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Allow to cool until lukewarm, about 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a seperate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 1 minute. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out buttermilk then whisk in sour cream. Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture evenly over the top of the batter, than whisk to combined. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and whisk to combined, repeat process once more then end by dusting remaining 1/3 of flour over top and mixing just until combined. Divide batter evenly among 12 paper lined muffin cups and bake in preheated oven 17 - 20 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in muffin pan several minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely then frost with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and top each cupcake with one marshmallow snowman.
*Depending on how much frosting you want I'd make 1/2 to 2/3 of the recipe.
Recipe Source: chocolate cupcakes loosely adapted from Cook's Illustrated. Frosting - Cooking Classy