Moist Lightened Up Chocolate Cupcakes with Penuche Frosting


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What you will need

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sour cream

6 Tbsp applesauce

1/4 cup butter , melted

1 cup buttermilk

2 Tbsp unsulphured molasses

2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup hot water

1/2 cup butter

1 cup packed dark brown sugar*

1/4 cup half-and-half

1 pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups powdered sugar

1-2 Tbsp hot water


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