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Vanilla Cupcakes + Sour Cream Chocolate Ganache Frosting

 
One serving costs about $0.45

$0.45 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 side dish American
spoonacular Score:14%

Spoonacular Score: 14%

 

The recipe Vanilla Cupcakes + Sour Cream Chocolate Ganache Frosting could satisfy your American craving in about 45 minutes. This recipe makes 12 servings with 371 calories, 3g of protein, and 16g of fat each. For 45 cents per serving, this recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people really liked this dessert. A mixture of semisweet chocolate chips, eggs, cream, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 17%. This score is not so awesome. Try Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting, Gilbert Ganache-fried Cupcakes: Chocolate Seltzer Cupcakes with Ganache, Banana Frosting, and Caramelized Banana, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 tsps
2 tsps baking powder
baking powder
0.5 cups
0.5 cups butter
butter
some
some chocolate chips
chocolate chips
2
2  eggs
eggs
1 cup
1 cup flour
flour
2 cups
2 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
semisweet chocolate chips
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sour cream
sour cream
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla
vanilla
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps
baking powder
0.5 cups butter
0.5 cups
butter
some chocolate chips
some
chocolate chips
2  eggs
2
eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup
flour
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup
semisweet chocolate chips
0.5 cups sour cream
0.5 cups
sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

food processor
food processor
double boiler
double boiler
hand mixer
hand mixer
microwave
microwave
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
food processor
food processor
double boiler
double boiler
hand mixer
hand mixer
microwave
microwave
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Make the frosting first.
  2. The first step is to make powdered sugar. In a food processor, pulse together equal parts of granulated sugar and cornstarch. Sift it and reserve in a bowl. If you have store-bought powder/confectioner's/icing sugar, you can use that also.
  3. In a small bowl, melt together the chocolate and the butter. You can do this in a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture to a large bowl and mix in the sour cream and salt.
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar while beating with a hand mixer. Transfer frosting to a piping bag and chill it in the fridge.
  6. Now let's make the cupcakes.
  7. Cream together the butter and the sugar with a hand mixer until it becomes pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
  8. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Try not to overmix it because that'll cause the cupcakes to become tight and dense.
  9. Divide the batter into a dozen cupcake molds. I used white cupcake baking liners and sprayed the insides with vegetable oil. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way up.
  10. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Check after 16 minutes.
  11. Once they've cooled for 15 minutes, frost and garnish with chocolate chips.
  12. Serve on a beautiful spring day! Chow!

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.45
Ingredient
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cups butter
some chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 cup flour
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cups sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.06
$0.97
$0.08
$0.48
$0.17
$0.77
$1.22
$0.78
$0.28
$0.30
$0.30
$5.40

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you really want to benefit from chocolate's health benefits, use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. They are much less processed than chocolate chips and have no added sugar!

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
371 Calories
3g Protein
16g Total Fat
53g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
371
19%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
9g
60%

Carbohydrates
53g
18%

  Sugar
42g
48%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
186mg
8%

Alcohol
0.23g
1%

Caffeine
12mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
6%

Manganese
0.28mg
14%

Phosphorus
123mg
12%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Copper
0.21mg
11%

Iron
1mg
9%

Magnesium
31mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Vitamin A
345IU
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Fiber
1g
6%

Folate
23µg
6%

Calcium
58mg
6%

Potassium
191mg
5%

Zinc
0.62mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.76mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.43mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.25mg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.14µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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