Chocolate Fudge Muffins

READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 180C and line 12 cup muffin tin with papers.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate and salt.
  • In another bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla until blended.
  • In a third bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the melted butter and oil until just blended then beat in the water (yes this really works).
  • Add the dry ingredients to the oil mixture all at once and mix on low speed.
  • Add the egg mixture and beat until everything is blended well.
  • Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack while making icing.
  • -- To make the icing --
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave (2-3 mins on medium) and let in cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter until it is soft and creamy and then add the sifted icing sugar and beat again until everything is light and fluffy.
  • Gently add the vanilla and chocolate and beat until smooth.
  • Ice the cupcakes with a spatula or piping bag.