Introducing: Sarah B.'s Coffee-Cake-Chocolate Cupcakes

Sarah B.'s Coffee-Cake-Chocolate Cupcakes

I was invited to a gal's night out event tonight so I made some cupcakes to take at the request of the hostess... I just invented them and they are SO good! Here's the recipe below.

How To:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with your choice of cupcake liner.

Cream together 1 stick of real butter with 1 cup granulated sugar (I used a Kitchenaid mixer).
Slowly add 2 eggs while still mixing.
Turn off mixer and add 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt.
Turn mixer on low to start incorporating dry ingredients. Add 1/2 cup milk and 1 tsp. vanilla.
Turn to high and whisk the mixture up till it's kind of fluffy.
This is where you can get creative, or you can go with lovely vanilla cupcakes.
I added a concoction of 1/2 cup hot water + 2 tsp. espresso powder + 1/2 cup cocoa powder.
I mixed this into a thin paste and added it to my batter. You can add more or less of the coffee/cocoa.

Spoon into lined muffin tins. Pop in the oven for about 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
Cool on a wire rack before icing and decorating.
In the oven...a little full

Robin's Egg-shaped Malt Balls

Coffee Icing:
Follow directions on Powdered Sugar back for buttercream frosting. Add 2 tsp. dried espresso powder to 1/4 cup hot water. Add this to your recipe. I also added some chocolate syrup till I got the flavor I can too.

Decorated as you choose. I used little malted balls in the shape of robin's eggs. I could've made the frosting a nest shape, but was in a rush. Everyone loved these and they told me I should sell them. Which they definitely are if you want to order some. Local delivery only, sorry.

Good to the last drop!

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  1. Mmmmmmm...these look great!

  2. Thanks Ali, I was only allowed to have half a cupcake, as I'm on a wheatfree/sugar free diet for my allergies and I splurged. But the little taste I got was really amazing...can't wait to make them again when I can eat more!

  3. I'm a total icing snob. I will ONLY make the real buttercream kind. Icing in a can is just sad.

  4. I love that! I'm an icing snob too. And a cake mix snob. I cannot use these items at all. Tastes like chemicals...

  5. Please come live with me and make me those cupcakes every afternoon, along with a pot of tea.