BB's Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes
BB's Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes are spongy & delicious! Perfect to bake ahead of time & decorate for parties or events. ~BB Bakes Sugar Art
In the mixing bowl put water, vanilla bean paste, melted butter and sour cream. With the paddle attachment, mix on low-speed until combined.
With the mixer on low-speed, add eggs one at a time, until combined.
Combine cake mix, sugar, cake flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the ingredients to the mixer on low-speed until combined.
Mix with the paddle attachment on low-speed for 2-minutes or until most of the lumps are worked out. It is not necessary to work out all the lumps. Do not overmix.
Pour into cupcake baking cups. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean or the cupcake is firm to touch. Do not overbake.
Cool for 10-minutes in the pan, sitting on a wire rack. Take the cupcakes out of the pan and allow to cool for 4-hours; lightly covered in plastic wrap.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge. When ready to decorate, allow the cupcakes to sit on the kitchen counter in the container, until the container is room temperature.
Use a basic chocolate cake mix. Avoid 'Moist' or 'Super Moist' titles on cake mixes as they tend to make dry, not spongy cupcakes.