Valentines Day Cupcakes 

We found an interesting chocolate cake recipe in a new book that Becky bought called “Sheet Pan Suppers”. It also has some desserts including one for a sheet cake “the size of Texas”. We modified it to make 10 cupcakes. Heat 1/4 pound butter, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling and combined. Leave to cool. 

Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda and we added 1/4 tsp baking powder. Add 1 egg and 1/2 cup sour cream to the chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and combine completely. Pour into prepared baking tins and bake at 350F for 20-23 minutes.  Cool on wire racks. 

For the icing mix 1 heaped tbsp peanut butter, 1 heaped tbsp butter, 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder and 1 cup icing sugar. Add milk by spoonfuls until you have a smooth consistency. Add salt if needed. This iced 7 cupcakes. 

These were really good! The cake is light and moist, the icing sweet and salty. I think we would make these again. You can also make it as a sheet or bar cake. It would probably fit a 8″ or 9″ square tin. We left out several ingredients because we didn’t have them, but we think the cupcakes turned out just fine. 

Happy Valentines Day!

Cheryl and Becky 

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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12 Responses to Valentines Day Cupcakes 

  1. elliebleu says:

    Peanut butter frosting 🙂 I’m in. Happy Valentines Day!

  2. restlessjo says:

    They look delightfully squidgy, Cheb! I could get in a gooey mess 🙂 🙂

  3. They look delicious! I’m wondering how large ten cupcakes are if the entire recipe makes a cake the size of Texas…. LOL!

  4. Peanut butter icing sounds amazing! they look so so delicious!!

  5. agnesstramp says:

    Cupcakes are always a great option! This one look gorgeous, great combination of ingredients, Becky!

  6. mirandavoice says:

    I have shared the link of this post in my Facebook page:

  7. I need to learn how to bake wow

  8. Look so pretty and delicious!!❤❤

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