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Mocha Coffee Cupcakes

You are going to love these Mocha Coffee Cupcakes. What could be better than mocha and coffee together? This is the perfect dessert to serve your book club or friends at the end of a party. The cake is just slightly sweet, and little bit of coffee flavor in the frosting is the perfect compliment.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 555kcal



  • 1 ⅓ C flour
  • ½ C cocoa
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 eggs
  • ½ C whole milk
  • ½ C brewed coffee fresh, cooled


  • 3 C Powdered sugar
  • ½ C cocoa powder
  • 1 C sweet cream butter
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 3 TBSP brewed coffee fresh, cooled


  • Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven at 350.
  • Line cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  • Cream sugar with butter until light and creamy.
  • Add egg
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa .
  • Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Begin adding the dry mixture in with the butter and sugar combination.
  • Alternate the dry ingredients with the milk.
  • Gently stir in the fresh brewed coffee.
  • Beat well until all combined.
  • Scoop the batter into the paper liners until each cup is ¾ filled.
  • Bake at 350 for 21 minutes.
  • Remove from baking pan and allow to cool.
  • Frosting:
  • Put soften butter in the mixing bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar and cocoa.
  • Beat until the combination looks like little pebbles.
  • Add whipping cream and mix.
  • Continuing to mix, add brewed coffee.
  • Mix until peaks appear.
  • If this doesn't peak then add ¼ cup more of powdered sugar.
  • Continue to mix until the frosting forms peaks.
  • Using a pastry bag add, your favorite tip and frost. You also can use a zip lock bag, cutting a corner adding a tip to frost your cupcakes.
  • Top each cupcake with a chocolate-covered espresso bean (or two!)


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1074IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg