1/2 c. boiling water
1/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1 well beaten egg
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Add water to shortening, sugar and cocoa; beat until sugar dissolves. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with combined egg, sour cream and vanilla. Fill greased cupcake pans half full; bake in moderate oven at 350° for 25 minutes. Top with marshmallow half before baking or frost with seven minute frosting. Makes 1 1/2 dozen.