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These cocoa-laden cupcakes make a delightful surprise for gluten-free chocoholics. Sour cream gives the cupcakes a moist and dense texture, leaving you more satisfied with each delicious bite.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

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16 mins
1 hr 36 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 cupcake)


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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, cocoa, and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

  • Place sugar and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until smooth (batter will be very thick).

  • Place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter into prepared cups (cups will be almost full). Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

  • Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at low speed until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat until smooth. Spread frosting over cupcakes.


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Nutrition Facts

218 calories; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 1mg; sodium 199mg; calcium 57mg.