Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Makes 1 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended.

Step 2

Combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir together sour cream and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in half of chopped chocolate.

Step 3

Place paper baking cups in a 12-cup muffin pan, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

Step 5

Pipe Marshmallow Frosting onto cupcakes; sprinkle with pecans and remaining chopped chocolate.

Ratings & Reviews

TheBakeMore's Review

July 06, 2014
Good, but a little dry. These cupcakes were good, but not the best. (Although the marshmallow frosting was amazing.) They were a little too dry for my taste. If I make them again I would add 2 Tablespoons of oil, double the amount of chopped chocolate in the mix, and bake it for only 16-17 minutes. I baked them for 18 minutes (minimum time according to the recipe), and they were over baked.

IslandGirlBaker's Review

August 21, 2013

Madeline434's Review

October 08, 2012