Today is a very special day for my friend, Leah! Happy birthday Leah!!! These cupcakes are perfect for Leah's birthday... soft and sweet, pretty flowers on top, and a surprise in the middle. Leah is full of energy and surprises, she's sweet, and she's always looking adorable.
|There's Leah (in the middle) with Emily and Karly this summer.|
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
for the marshmallow filling...
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the cocoa-flour mixture to the butter-egg-sugar mixture, alternating with the sour cream. Stirring between each addition. Mix until just combined.
Divide the batter among 24 muffin cups that have been lined with cupcake papers, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.