How to make it

  • For the cake, mix butter, water, oil and cocoa in a medium saucepan.
  • Cook until butter is melted, stirring constantly.
  • Remove saucepan from heat.
  • Add some of the cooked mixture to the beaten eggs to temper the eggs, then stir it into the saucepan mixture.
  • Immediately beat in the sugar.
  • Mix flour and baking soda together, adding the flour mixture to saucepan alternately with the sour cream, whisking ingredients together well.
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake liners, and fill them 2/3 full of cake batter (I THINK it makes about 18 cupcakes, but it’s been several years since I’ve made these, so I’m not absolutely certain about the quantity – have 24 tins ready, just in case I’m off!)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 24 minutes, until they test done.
  • Remove pans from oven and take cupcakes out of tins to cool on wire racks.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool completely before filling and frosting.
  • While cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare the filling and frosting.
  • For the filling, beat sugar, half-and-half or milk, vanilla, solid shortening, water and salt for 5 minutes…the mixture should be very light and fluffy.
  • Beat in enough powdered sugar until the filling is a consistency that is solid enough to hold its shape when scooped onto the cupcake, and won’t run off of it.
  • Prepare the frosting by placing the sugar, butter and milk into a medium saucepan and bringing it to a boil; boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the chocolate chips, beating by hand until they are melted and frosting is thick and shiny.
  • To assemble, have the same amount of CLEAN cupcake liners available to equal how many cupcakes you baked.
  • Remove a cupcake from the cupcake liner it was baked in; cut the muffin in half lengthwise (side-to-side, not top to bottom).
  • Place the bottom of the cupcake in a clean cupcake liner.
  • Scoop a generous dollop of the filling over the cupcake bottom half.
  • Frost the top half of the cupcake and place it on the filling.
  • DONE…unless you’re into decorating the tops of your cupcakes, but these really don’t need anything else on them – they are quite rich enough!

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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Looking good as usual. I can't wait to try these out. Im sure I will have a few more cake walks to bake for in my life..this one will be great to take! Thanks Krum.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    This sounds sooo good. And 80s were not so far away! Great times, good music and obviously, good food!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Another professional treat Krum...Thanks for sharing with us.
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