31 May 2011

Mocha Cupcakes


Inspired by all the delicious chocolate and coffee creations in blogland lately, I got a hankering the other day to make some Mocha Cupcakes of my own.

I decided to use Meredy's super easy cake recipe that she uses for cakes, cupcakes, bar cakes etc. It's one of those throw together and mix recipes that I have started using all the time as a base for different tasty creations. 

So here is my version of quick and simple Mocha Cupcakes, delicious iced with coffee or chocolate icing.

Ingredients
1 and a half cups of Self Raising Flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon of instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water (or a double shot of espresso)
1/2 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of cocoa
2 eggs
125g (4 oz) butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract.

Preheat oven to 175°C and grease or line your cupcake tray.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium speed for five minutes. That's it.

Spoon batter into prepared cupcake tray, filling them three-quarters full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, then transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.

Ice with chocolate, coffee or mocha icing and enjoy.

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14 comments:

  1. yum
    I think I gained 5 lbs by just looking at those cup cakes! lol
    but it was worth it!!!

    love and light

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  2. OoooOOO!
    SO very yummy!
    I adore cupcakes:)

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  3. I think I will try this!! I'm a sucker for coco! :)

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  4. They look delicious! Just what I need to go with my cuppa. Have a fab week!

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  5. Yum! My favorite kind of treats all have coffee in them:-) Yours look and sound fab!!!!

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  6. Yep, super rich and chocolatey. I'm sold! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  7. oh man! I need to make some of those cupcakes...like now!

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  8. my mouth is watering

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  9. Ellymay10:49 pm

    They look yummy, not to good for the waistline though!!! still am going to give them a go.

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  10. mocha frosting? yes please!

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