Chocolate coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting

Moist, sweet and irresistible chocolate coffee cupcakes made with cold brewed coffee and frosted with coffee flavored buttercream. Now you can drink your coffee and eat it too!

Chocolate coffee cupcakes made with cold brewed coffee and frosted with coffee flavored buttercream. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I used to be a black tea lover, that is when my little princess took 2-3 naps a day and I had time to sit down and relax for a minute or two. But those days are over. There are no more naps, the to-do list is longer than ever and I’m always on the run. That’s when coffee came into the picture.

I drink coffee first thing in the morning, coffee after lunch and one more cup after dinner. 3 cups of coffee and lots of chocolate are what keeps me going day after day.

Gevalia coffee 1Enjoying a cup of coffee while watching my little princess playing hopscotch in front of the house the idea of adding coffee to a sweet treat came to mind. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while  you know it’s not the first time I use coffee in sweet treats. From cupcakes to rolls and even brownies – I love eating my coffee, not just drinking it.

For these cupcakes I used a cup of cold brewed coffee in the batter and a few drops, just to add a little flavor, in the frosting as well.

Moist, sweet and irresistible chocolate coffee cupcakes made with cold brewed coffee and frosted with coffee flavored buttercream. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I have always loved pairing chocolate with coffee but almost all the time I have used instant coffee to make sure the sweets I bake don’t have a bitter aftertaste due to the brewed coffee. But not this time. The never bitter Gevalia gave the cupcakes a wonderful coffee flavor, not even a slight of bitterness and the addition of cocoa powder for a chocolatey taste made these cupcakes absolutely irresistible.

Chocolate coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Chocolate coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting

Moist, sweet and irresistible chocolate coffee cupcakes made with cold brewed coffee and frosted with coffee flavored buttercream.

Ingredients

    Chocolate coffee cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Gelavia brewed cold coffee
  • 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Coffee buttercream frosting
  • 3/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp Gelavia brewed cold coffee
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

    Chocolate coffee cupcakes
  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line two cupcake pans with 18 paper liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cold coffee to the creamed butter.
  4. Mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Leave the cupcakes in the pan for 5 minutes before placing them on wire racks to cool completely.
  7. When the cupcakes are completely chilled, make the frosting.
  8. Coffee buttercream frosting
  9. In a mixing bowl whisk the butter for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  10. Add the powder sugar, 1/2 cup at the time, whisking well.
  11. When all the sugar is incorporated add the cold coffee and enough heavy cream to reach the desired consistency. Whisk for an additional minute.
  12. Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag and frost the cupcakes.
  13. Grate some chocolate on top or sprinkle some crushed candy (optional)
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Comments

  1. says

    Ooh! I am with you, Roxy! Baking with fresh, non-bitter brewed coffee ROCKS! Just knocks my socks off with chocolate treats. (Started doing that since reading my first copies of Maida Heatter’s iconic baking cookbooks!) Lovely recipe and photos as always! I’ve missed you while you were away from the blog. Glad to have you back! xo

  2. tanya says

    Yep, I could pretty much live on chocolate and coffee! I may have to cut back on my morning coffee and eat these gorgeous cupcakes instead!

  3. Joan / My Cookie Clinic says

    Coffee gives chocolate that extra rich flavor. That’s what The Barefoot Contessa always says. These look delicious. Great photo too!

  4. Emma says

    I was led to your site by Pinterest, and I must say, it’s amazing! Thanks for all the fabulous recipes! I’m about to start on a couple right now (:

  5. Stella says

    I’d like to try these, I love coffee flavored anything……….. quick question, can cake flour be substituted for all purpose flour?
    thank you
    stella

    • says

      Hi Stella,
      I’m pretty sure it can. The cupcakes will probably be a little lighter and maybe whiter due to the cornstarch in the cake flour. If you try, please let me know how they turn out.

      Happy baking
      Roxana

  6. flower7779 says

    Looks wonderful. where can I get Gevalia coffe? Thank you for sharing yor récipe. God bless you.

  7. says

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! I am doing a lot of baking, trying to earn money to visit one of our Compassion children in Colombia. My friends said I could bake these all summer and have all of my funds in no time ;)

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  1. […] Personally, I’m not much of a cake or cupcake fan, but I do love to make them. However, these little moist cakes were outstanding. Each bit was fluffy and delicious. I didn’t expect much out of the frosting either but it was smooth with just a hint of coffee. If you want more of a coffee flavor I would add some espresso powder. Ready to try making these for yourself? Here is the recipe I used from Roxana’s Home Baking. […]

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