Chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting

One of the easiest cupcakes I’ve made in a long time, these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting are a great choice for both chocolate and coffee lovers

One of the easiest cupcakes I've made in a long time, these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting are a great choice for both chocolate and coffee lovers

I tend to believe as one grows older has a harder time taking decisions. For example me. I have been making my own birthday cake for a couple of years now, but this year I found it hard to pick one.

I wanted a cake. A chocolate cake of course. Then I saw the perfect cupcake wrappers (here’s a photo)

But in the same time I wanted a chocolate cheesecake. My #1 favorite dessert.

Yeah, I was a little bit undecided.

To make life sweeter (and pile up the dirty dishes) I made these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting, triple chocolate cake and brownie bottom cheesecake. Talking about take it easy as you get older.

One of the easiest cupcakes I've made in a long time, these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting are a great choice for both chocolate and coffee lovers

On the easy side, all recipes came from a Chocolate cookbook I bought just because it was all about chocolate.

One can never have too many chocolate cookbooks, right?  When I got home and sit down to thumb through it I knew I would end up making almost every recipe. They all sound Ah-mazing!

From chocolate cakes and cupcakes to the little chocolate treats like cookies and bars plus some tempting chocolate drinks, this book got me drool in no time.

One of the easiest cupcakes I've made in a long time, these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting are a great choice for both chocolate and coffee lovers

These chocolate coffee cupcakes are the perfect start to the day.

The have coffee and for most of the people that’s the first thing that’s on their mind when getting up in the morning and they have chocolate which is the first thing people like me think about when they get out of the bed.

You see, is the best of both worlds.

The chocolate cupcake recipe is slightly adapted from the chocolate cookbook.

I divided the batter for 12 cupcakes and instead of the coffee flavored whipped cream for frosting I used a coffee flavored cream cheese frosting, which turned out so good even my picky husband (who doesn’t like cream cheese) asked if I have some left so he can eat it with a spoon.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

One of the easiest cupcakes I've made in a long time, these chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting are a great choice for both chocolate and coffee lovers

Ingredients

    Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (8 grams) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) cocoa powder (I used special dark)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) almond oil (vegetable or grapeseed oil can be used instead)
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
  • Coffee Frosting
  • 3 tablespoons (42 grams) butter, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (168 grams) cream cheese, room temparature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 cups (360 grams) powder sugar

Instructions

    Chocolate cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar.
  3. Make a well in the middle and stir in the lightly beaten eggs, corn syrup, milk and oil.
  4. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low-speed until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Coffee frosting
  8. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and coffee granules. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  9. Scrap the sides of the bowl and slowly add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until all the sugar is incorporated.
  10. Once all the sugar is added, increase the mixer's speed to medium-high and beat for 2 more minutes.
  11. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and frost the cupcakes.
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Comments

  1. Candace Swan says

    Today is my husband’s birthday, too!! I was trying to decide what to make him until I saw your post..decision made!!

  2. Becky says

    Roxana,
    Hope that you had a wonderful birthday! I love the coffee chocolate combo in these cupcakes. They are gorgeous, and I’m drooling all over my keyboard.

  3. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) says

    These look like a perfect Birthday cupcake my friend!!! AND with coffee…BONUS:-) I have never had almond oil before, I need to find some for sure:-) Happy Birthday sweetie! Hugs, Terra

  4. says

    Happy Birthday Roxana, you’ve outdone yourself with these cupcakes- they are decorated to perfection and I can only imagine how good they were;-) Going to pin now!

  5. says

    I am always undecided on what to bake too and then luckily my hubby bakes me something;)Now these would be the perfect birthday cupcakes. Love the creamy frosting. Super fun giveaway-off to pin! Happy Birthday again, Roxy. xo

  6. Ashley says

    What did you sprinkle on the top? Cocoa powder? Coffee granules? It looks so pretty. I want to make these this week for a friend. Looks awesome

  7. JANE says

    This is the perfect recipe! My daughter’s birthday is next Sunday and she loves TWO THINGS —–coffee and chocolate. Her birthday cupcakes can provide both of her favorites!!!! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait for her to taste them!

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