Friday, 30 March 2012

Mochaccino Cupcakes


Mochaccino Cupcakes - Just look at that beauty!
I’ll start off by saying, if there is one thing you need to make this weekend, this has to be it! Mochaccino Cupcakes. Two words and one bite that will blow your mind. I was going to say it will change your life, but that’s a bit dramatic.. or maybe not. Because these cupcakes are seriously delicious! Magnificently moist and incredibly moreish. Each cupcake has a perfect balance of cake, coffee and chocolate! The triple C-threat! So have I got your attention yet? 

This love story started with my impulse purchase of espresso coated espresso beans. I scoffed some straightaway but then realised how cute these beans would look on top of a cupcake. After some serious researching and recipe surfing, I found this recipe.

For the cake, I slightly adapted Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe; I omitted the espresso and instead upped the amount of coffee powder. For the frosting, I used my standard buttercream recipe as the base, but added coffee and melted chocolate. Finally, leftover melted chocolate was drizzled over the top of the frosting and decorated with an espresso coated espresso bean.

The girls at work loved it, my mum loved it, and I needless to say loved it. Honestly this might be my favourite cupcake recipe to date, sorry Green Tea cupcakes, you’ve been pipped to the post. 
Mochaccino Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcake recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker and My Baking Addiction

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1½ cup / 192 g flour
⅓ cup / 43 g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup / 120 ml milk
½ cup / 120 ml strong coffee, (I used 3 tbsp coffee + enough water to get 120 ml)
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup / 113 g butter, room temperature
½ cup / 100 g sugar
½ cup / 110 g brown sugar
1 egg

Icing

200 g butter, softened
200 g icing sugar
2 -3 tsp coffee powder mixed with 1 tbsp water
50 g plain chocolate, melted

Decoration

20 g melted chocolate, for drizzle
Coffee beans

Method

  1. Mix coffee with water and leave to cool.
  2. In a glass, combine milk, coffee and vanilla in a glass.
  3. In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream both sugar and butter for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and mix until incorporated well.
  5. Finally add flour mix and coffee mix to the creamed butter alternatively.
  6. Fill lined cupcake tin and bake in pre-heated oven at 180°C for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool.
  8. To make the icing, beat butter until it turns a pale yellow. Add icing sugar, a little at a time. Finally add the coffee and melted chocolate. 
  9. Pipe icing according to desired pattern and drizzle melted chocolate over it.
  10. Top with coffee bean.

31 comments:

  1. Oh my! These is so HEAVENLY & beautiful!! I've got to make these marvelous Mochaccino cupcakes!! I'm a coffee addict!! Have a nice weekend,Nish! :)

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    1. Thank you Kit! Yes make them and tell me what you think. Have a brilliant weekend yourself :) x

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  2. Gorgeous cupcakes!! What a shame I don't like coffee!!

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    1. Oh no what a shame, but I guess you could just try omitting the coffee? ;)

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  3. My goodness! How amazing is your blog! These cupcakes are just the start! And your photography is wonderful! The colour you achieved on your tiger bread is fabulous!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment! Totally made my day :) So glad you like it here! xx

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  4. You have successfully tempted me! The cupcakes look amazing!

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  5. Gorgeous and sinfully delicious cupcakes. You certainly succeeding in tempting me with your drool-worthy clicks!

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  6. So beautiful!! can take my eyes from this picture))))

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  7. Gorgeous cupcakes! The coffee makes it totally okay if I eat them for breakfast right? :)

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  8. These cupcakes look beautiful! They are moist and rich, just heavenly! Will definitely try out this recipe soon ! Have a great weekend.

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  9. I love the name of your blog! And these cupcakes, they look so good and oh, so tempting- I wish I could snatch one off the screen :)

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  10. Your pictures are beautiful and those cupcakes look delicious.

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  11. yummy flavors...looks wonderful..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. the cupcakes are simply delicious....
    nice ..i don't have talent in baking ..
    once i tried to make buns .. it turn out to be stone .. LOL
    happy sun..

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  13. that looks delicious.. and your pictures are really beautiful. i love that polka dot pink wrapper. :)

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  14. Umm holy cow I wish I had one of these right now! I love the espresso bean on top so cute! Coffee, cake & chocolate are a killer combo! They're adorable & I love the pink wrapper, so cute!

    Also wanted to let you know that I've given you an award. http://nycityeats.com/wordpress/4640/smores-mug-cake-versatile-blogger-awards/ Feel free to follow or not follow the rules, I really just wanted to let you know that you've got a great blog & I enjoy reading it!

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  15. Chocolate wrapped in pink prettiness! Yumm. Came by from Carmen's Kitchen. I love cupcakes too. They make me feel like I'm being very reasonable about my serving size of cake!

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  16. Amazing cupcakes! So beautiful and sound so delicious!
    I just found your blog and I loved it! Am a happy follower now! Hope to c u around!
    Elpiniki
    my-greek-cooking.blogspot.com

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  17. I choose you for the liebster award!! Go to my blog to see more info!!!

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  18. Wow, these are truly stunning! Bet they taste awesome too :)

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  19. I don't understand Nish, I tried clicking at your Asparagus and Pea frittata, but it says the page does not exist. But anyway I got to see this sinfully delicious mochaccino cupcakes.

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  20. Ooooh, this looks like the perfect decadence :) And I love chocolate covered coffee beans!

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  21. WOw, can I just lick the bowl?

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  22. These are beautiful and they look delicious. Beautiful blog and photos.

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  24. Mmmm Mochaccino - I wonder if eating a dozen of these would help keep me up while I study for exams this week ;)

    They look delicious!

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  25. hi nish!!!!!!...love ur lil space...loving these cupcakes!!:)

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  26. First time at your blog and I am glad I found you. These look sooooo delicious!!!Nice photography and layout of your pictures. I'll be back:)

    Have a wonderful day and keep up the awesome work!

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