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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting are the best combination of everybody’s favorite flavors and sized for portion control. It is a great dessert for anyone who loves to mix these two classic ideas: chocolate and vanilla.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 cupcakes
Calories: 495kcal


Ingredients for Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream cold


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 9 muffin liners inside. Set it aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl cream together softened butter and granulated sugar (you can use a mixer or a whisk). Add eggs, sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract, whisking constantly in between.
  • Add dry ingredients into the mixture. Using a spatula, fold it together until smooth. Do not over mix.
  • Add chocolate chips to the mixture and fold it together.
  • Divide this batter between 9 muffin liners. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. When it is ready, take it out and set aside to cool off for about 10 minutes. Place the muffins on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, using a hand or stand mixer, cream together softened butter and powdered sugar on high speed for 3-5 minutes. Add cocoa powder and mix it until combined. Add heavy cream and beat it until everything is well incorporated and has stiff peaks.
  • When the cupcakes are completely cooled off, top them with the Chocolate Frosting using a large star piping tip.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.6g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 36.2g | Saturated Fat: 22.3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 128.2mg | Sodium: 293mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 26.7g