Mocha Coffee Cupcakes Recipe with Chocolate Coffee Beans
Husband loves his coffee so when I ask him what he wants he always asks for coffee cupcakes. These are his favourites with a bit of a twist to make them a little bit more exciting – coffee flavoured chocolate shaped into little shapes to make them look like coffee beans! I bought the bag I used from Rococo in London but there are several places selling them.
Makes 12 cupcakes of around 53g each
150g unsalted butter at room temperature
150g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
3 eggs to room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract (real stuff – not the leftovers from papermaking)
2 tbsp. instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp. boiling water (use a little whisk)
100g chocolate coffee beans (not chocolate covered coffee beans) – hold back 12
Preheat the oven to 180C (160C for a fan oven like mine) and line your muffin tin with 12 paper cases
Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mix one at a time, beating the egg then incorporating it into the mix as you go
Add the vanilla to the mix and blend well
Sift the flour carefully into the mix a little at a time and alternate with the coffee a little at a time
Now divide the mix between the cupcake cases. I used around 53g of mix per cup.
Place a single chocolate coffee bean on the top from the 12 you held back to top each cupcake with one now before baking.
Bake in the oven for 15-20minutes until cooked. My fan oven took 18 min to get a nice even bake.