Red Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

1 1/2 cup cake flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp red food coloring
2 eggs

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Add shortening, buttermilk, vanilla, and food coloring.  Beat for two minutes at medium speed.  Add eggs and beat for two minutes.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out almost clean.

8 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 tsp espresso powder
1 cup room temp. sour cream
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate and espresso in metal bowl set in simmering water.  Let cool while mixing sour cream, honey, and vanilla in separate bowl.  Fold in chocolate slowly and stir well until blended.