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Megans Cookin: Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cakes

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cakes

I made some awesome little crumb cakes for my daughters orchestra party. I made them mini because I was making them for 30 children. What a pain in the a$$. I was tired, it was late and I didn't want to be baking tray after tray of minis. I wanted to be done.
So after I knew I had enough baked, I baked the last of the batter in normal size muffin tins. Much better. You really don't want to make these mini size anyway because you'll want more then just a bite size morsel.

You'll want your own full size Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cake. Trust me!

Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cakes

From the cookbook
I'm dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas

Cinnamon Walnut Topping
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 TBSP unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake Batter
1 1/2 cup AP flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
8 TBSP (1stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 large eggs
2 oz. semisweet baking chocolate, Chopped and melted
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla

Make the walnut crumb topping:
Place flour, walnuts, brown sugar, butter, Cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a stand up mixer fitted with a paddle. mix on low speed for 4 minutes. then mix on medium for 30 seconds or until mixture is crumbly.

Making the cake batter:
Preheat oven to 350. Line 18 muffins cups with foil liners.
In a sifter, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda, and salt. Sift into a piece of wax paper.
Place sugar and butter in clean bowl. mix on low for 1 minute, then on medium for 2, till soft. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on medium for 30 seconds after each addition. (At this point, the batter will look curdled: but don't worry. The melted chocolate will remedy the situation.)
Add the melted chocolate and mix on medium for 15 seconds. Add buttermilk and sour cream and beat on medium for 1 minute until combined and smooth. Turn to lowest speed and gradually add dry ingredients. Add vanilla .
Portion 2 heaping TBSP of batter into each muffin tin. Sprinkle with 1 TBSP of the crumb topping. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Serve warm!




Blogger Patsyk said...

Those look amazing, I am a total chocoholic so they wouldn't last long at my house!

April 13, 2008 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

I am a serious chocoholic. For the serious chocoholic, chocolate is better than any other pleasures. If you believe that, you REALLY need to meet that special someone who can change your mind. If you HAVE met that special someone and still believe

Its a mouth watery recipe :D

"I love chocolate. Have you ever seen a chocolate fountain? It is
wonderful! Check this out.."

April 13, 2008 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Megan, these look great! Oh I can't wait to try them! I'm saving the recipe right now!

April 13, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
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April 14, 2008 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Looks good! I really need to check out that cookbook you used from the library this summer.

Also, I finally made those Sweet Applets! We should pick another recipe from the book soon :)

April 14, 2008 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

YUM!! I could go for one (or 3) of those right now!

April 14, 2008 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Looks very delicious with a crumb topping!

April 14, 2008 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Those chocolate cupcakes look really good! I like the crumb on them.

April 14, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

patsy-They didn't last at my house.

Karen- let me know when you try them!

Carla-check it out. It's wonderful!

deborah- I think I ate the majority of the muffins here.

gigi- the crumb topping was the best.

keven-they were more of a muffin then a cupcake. Or more of a coffee cake.

April 14, 2008 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Marq said...

*is impatiently awaiting the illustrious scratch-n-sniff feature to be added to ALL computer monitors*

Gosh I can just smell those! They look sooo tasty!

April 15, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger bakeorbreak said...

Megan, these look fantastic! I love to make miniature versions of things. It's some extra labor, but definitely worth it.

April 15, 2008 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous April said...

These look so good, I can't wait to make them.

April 17, 2008 at 9:08 AM  

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