Mochaccino Cupcakes With Coffee Buttercream
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 cupcakes
Ingredients
Chocolate Cupcakes :
  • 10 tbsps All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsps semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tsp oil (I use olive oil)
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 tbsp strong black coffee (If you don't have a coffee press, you can simply make black coffee by taking 10 tbsps of hot water & adding your favorite coffee about 1-2 tsps in there and stirring it. You can even strain it before using so you don't get any coffee granules)
Coffee Buttercream
  • ¼ cup or ½ stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • '2.5 cups white powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsps very strong black coffee (Here we are going to make coffee just like above. So by adding 1-2 tsps or little more in 5 tbsps of hot water and stirring. Make sure when you taste your buttercream, it has nice coffee flavor. If you feel it's not too strong for your taste, add a little bit of powdered coffee in there but make sure it is the powder stuff or your buttercream won't be smooth!)
Instructions
  1. For cupcakes:
  2. Pre heat oven to 350F.
  3. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients for the cupcake. Stir and add all the wet ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Grease cupcake liners and fill them up with batter upto ¾th full.
  5. Bake in 350 F oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out dry.
  6. Coffee Buttercream :
  7. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla extract, a tbsp of black coffee and powdered sugar and mix. Now add the remaining black coffee but 1 tbsp at a time until you get the right consistency. I like to get a medium thick buttercream so it's easy to pipe onto cupcakes.
  8. Pipe the buttercream onto cupcakes in whichever way you like.
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
**Cupcake recipe adapted from 5-Minute Double Chocolate Microwave Cake
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/mochaccino-cupcakes-with-coffee-buttercream/