1 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt until thoroughly blended. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and stir in egg yolk, sour cream, 1/4 cup water and vanilla; whisk until smooth.

Step 3

Spoon batter into prepared cups. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, 20 minutes. Let pan cool completely on a rack.

Step 4

Frost with buttercream and decorate as desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Rikked's Review

September 05, 2011
Probably the easiest cupcakes I've ever made...one bowl, one whisk. Had to bake on low broil as my oven went out the minute I had to put them in. Very light and fluffy texture. Used the Vanilla Frosting from Cooking light - 1 c powdered sugar, 8 oz light cream cheese, vanilla, pinch of salt - delicious!! Will definitely make again - hopefully with oven working correctly.