Simple coffee cupcakes topped with fluffy coffee buttercream frosting makes a delicious Coffee Cupcake that is great for dessert or even a breakfast treat!
Last week I was up at 6:15 on a Saturday morning. Instead of getting up, grabbing a cup of coffee, and relaxing before my husband and son woke up I decided that I wanted to get in the kitchen and start baking.
I was reading a cooking magazine the other day and it had one basic vanilla cake recipe and one basic chocolate cake recipe that could then be tweaked to make 20 different cakes. Since I have no use for 20 cakes I immediately started thinking about how I could do that with cupcakes instead.
I got myself set up in the kitchen with the basic vanilla cake mix and then started looking for ingredients. We have about 5 bags of dried strawberries in the cupboard so I figured I would make a strawberry cupcake. Then as I was looking around I focused on my coffee pot and had a thought. I was pretty sure I had a bottle of coffee emulsion somewhere so I went on the hunt.
I found it in the back of one of my cabinets and was excited to use it in these Coffee Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream Frosting. The cupcakes are made with a basic vanilla cake batter that is blended with brewed coffee and the coffee emulsion. It really makes for a smooth coffee flavor in the cupcakes.
Once they were out of the oven I worked on the buttercream. I’ve been whipping my frosting with heavy cream instead of milk because it makes it so much fluffier. I added the coffee emulsion to the frosting to give it that coffee color and the rich coffee flavor.
After piping it onto the cooled cupcakes I sprinkles the tops with gold sprinkles and those small crispy chocolate balls. They ended up looking really elegant and tasted amazing. The frosting was rich and buttery and the cupcakes were spongy and tasted like coffee.
I enjoyed my cupcake after dinner with small cup of coffee which paired so well with this cupcake. The bitterness of the cup of coffee was balanced with the sweet coffee flavor of the cupcakes. These would be great for serving at a dinner party or late night event with espresso or small cups of coffee.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
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