Two Words: Coffee Cupcakes

Did I get your attention? 🙂

I know there are a few rare writers/bloggers/people in this world that actually don’t like coffee. BUT I think even you might like the toned-down version of these cupcakes.

To get the rich coffee flavor, use brewed espresso. For a light coffee flavor, use double strength regular coffee. Coffee lovers will taste the coffee, but non-coffee drinkers probably won’t.

I love the texture of these cupcakes, moist and smooth. I topped them with whipped cream for a latte feel.

Coffee Cupcakes
makes 8

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso or extra-strong coffee, cooled
  • 1/8 cup whole milk
  • Whipped Frosting, below
  • cinnamon and/or cocoa powder for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coffee, and milk. Fill muffin cups 3/4’s full. Bake 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Frost. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cocoa powder if desired.

Whipped Frosting

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Beat cream and powdered together until stiff peaks form.

Laura, Lydia, Jamie, Jenifer, and Cathy are Coffee Cupcakes!

Are you a coffee cupcake?

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  1. Hi Holly .. I desperately try and steer clear now! But as a kid I loved making coffee sponges, and puddings!

    Have a great week … I expect you’ll have many coffee cupcakes here, me included! … cheers Hilary

  2. I’d have to try one. Yes, I am one of those rare writer/bloggers who doesn’t like coffee.

  3. I’m on a diet therefore, I come here just to torture myself.
    These look amazing. I love coffee and cupcake anything.
    I think I’ll only make half a one today, which is to say,
    I’ll have a cup of coffee without the cupcake. ):
    That just sounds too depressing….

  4. Oh, I think I’d make these. I love coffee. Delish!

  5. I’d have to go with something different for the frosting, but I love coffee cake!

  6. These are a very good idea. Hmmm, I could gobble them all up.

    Num, num, num.

  7. yep, I’m one of those who don’t get the taste of coffee 🙂 but I do like to put it in cakes, especially in the form of cappuccino! Cappucciner cake is one of my best selling ones actually 🙂

  8. Hi Holly
    Oh they look yummy but alas I hate coffee and yes I would taste it. How about if I substitute chi tea?

    1. Wait ’til December…

  9. I don’t like coffee, but that cupcake sure looks yummy! 😀

  10. Salivating. right now. Must have coffecupcakes!

  11. Salivating. right now. Must have coffe cupcakes!

  12. yum yum yum! so glad that is virtual or i’d be all over it! will print to enjoy later too!

  13. Mm delicious!

    Love all kinds of coffee cakes. They rock. 🙂

  14. I’m a lover of anything coffee! Total win for me. 🙂

  15. Oh. My. God.

    I want one, I want one! *drool*

  16. Ohmygosh-this looks fabulous! I like coffee, but I love sugary coffee-flavored stuff (ice cream in particular–coffee toffee is the best flavor ever)

  17. i dont drink coffee, but this recipe sounds yummy!!!

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