Sour cream makes baked goods so tender! The texture is similar to my favorite childhood cake; Texas sheet cake. These cupcakes bake beautifully and stay very moist. To intensify the flavor, make sure you use all coffee instead of the blend of coffee and water.
I love this recipe with a peanut butter mousse frosting as in the picture below, but they work well with most any frosting. Another great pairing is mint chocolate cookie frosting.
Bananas and chocolate are a perfect combination. I love these chocolate banana cupcakes because they hide a bit of the banana flavor, while still retaining the healthy benefits of banana and the tender moistness you would expect in a perfect banana cupcake. These chocolate banana cupcakes are a modification of the original tender banana cupcake.
Delicately spiced carrot cupcakes are one of my favorite treats. You can add raisins, nuts or coconut to these depending on your taste but they are perfect without any add-ins too. Make a batch for an after school treat or anytime you feel like shredding a few carrots.