Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes ( Makes 12 Cupcakes)

This was another recipe i did at my cupcake sale. I was thinking of all different kinds of recipes to make for my cupcake sale, and then i had a marvelous idea! Coffee Cupcakes.. This is one of my favourites. A Customer
asked me ” Are kids allowed to have a Coffee Cupcake” I said they can if they
like.Because anyone can have these types of cupcakes kids or adults. They can have a lot of coffee if you like. All you have to do is add more coffee to the recipe. These cupcakes do have the taste of Coffee in them and they are mouth watering!
Coffee Cupcakes:
Makes 12 Cupcakes
2 tbsp boiling water
4 teaspoons instant expresso granules
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs

1: Preheat oven to 350 F.

2: To prepare cupcakes, combine 2 tbsp boiling water and 4 tsp espresso , strong until espresso dissolves. Stir in butter milk.

3: Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk

4: Place 3/4 granulated sugar, butter, and 2 tsp vanilla extract in a large bowl ; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

5: Spoon batter in to 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes for 10 minutes.

Espresso Buttercream Frosting:
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Mix espresso and vanilla until dissolved. Set aside.
Mix together butter until light and fluffy. You may use the whisk attachment on a stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time until well incorporated. Stop to scrap the sides of the bowl, then whip until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and espresso mixture. Mix until completely incorporated.

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