For the cake batter:
2 sticks butter, melted
4 tbsp baking cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
Mix these together in a saucepan.
Add chocolate mixture to 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Finally, mix in 2eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1tsp baking soda.
Use cupcake liners!!
Spoon 1/4 cup into each cupcake divot. Bake for 15 min at 350. Cool.
Optional: glaze the tops with a coffee liqueur (1/4 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup sugar – stir to melt – 1 tsp run extract, 1 tbsp instant coffee granules).
For topping, mix 8oz cream cheese – room temp – with 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread over tops of cooled glazed cupcakes 🙂