Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

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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 chocolate coffee cupcakes, triple chocolate cake and brownie bottom cheesecake.

Talking about take it easy as you get older.

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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.

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.

 But not to worry, I went back to the store and bought a copy for you too.

*details at the bottom of the post

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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

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate cupcakes with coffee flavored cream cheese frosting.


    Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (8 grams) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) cocoa powder (I used special dark)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) almond oil
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
  • Coffee Frosting
  • 3 tbsp (42 grams) soft butter
  • 6 tbsp (168 grams) soft cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder/granules
  • 3 cups (360 grams) powder sugar


    Chocolate cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Add the sugar also.
  3. Make a well in the middle and stir in the eggs, corn syrup, milk and oil.
  4. Mix until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before frosting them.
  7. Coffee frosting
  8. In a small bowl mix the vanilla extract with the coffee powder.
  9. Add it to a mixing bowl with the butter and the cream cheese. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  10. Scrap the sides of the bowl and slowly add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until all the sugar is incorporated.
  11. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and frost the cupcakes.

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Would you like to win a copy of the Chocolate Cookbook?

Win this chocolate cookbook at #giveaway

You do?! Great!

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below.

For another chance pin this post and come back with the link of the pin. (comments without a link will not be considered valid entries).

For more entries pin an old post and leave the link to the pin (you can do this daily) (comments without a link will not count)

The giveaway is opened to all US residents until September the 16th at 11.59 pm.

The winner will be selected via and will be contacted via email ( make sure you leave the right email address when commenting) and will have 48 hours to reply, if now another winner will be selected.

The book and the shipping cost is covered by me.

Good luck!


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  1. Anne says

    Happy birthday, Roxana. Celebrating with three (count ‘em, three!) chocolate desserts is definitely the way to go!

    And thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

  2. says

    Happy birthday, my friend! If we lived closer, I’d have made your cake for you, you know that, right?

    And, since I don’t like chocolate, can I throw a wrench in the mix? If I end up being the winning number, can you give the book to number 36 instead (just pulled that out of the hat). If not, just don’t include me at all. Cheers!

  3. Norma says

    Those cupcakes look and sound delicious! I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the offer. Hope your birthday was a happy one. I always make my own birthday cakes, too.

  4. Sandy w says

    I love chocolate, so this would be a great cookbook to have Can’t wait to try these cupcakes with both coffee and chocolate.

  5. says

    What a nice looking cookbook. And the cupcakes look out of this world… I always pin your photos so I’m on my way to do so now! I’ll be back with a link. Happy Sunday Roxana :)

  6. 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!! I would love to win the cookbook.

    • says

      Hi Carol,
      Congratulations! You’re the lucky winner of the chocolate cookbook. Please send me an email roxana (at) roxanagreengirl (dot) com with your name and address so I can send you the book

  7. Becky says

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says

    I was getting all excited at the thought of a choco cookbook give away, but then its only for the US…

    Oh pretty cupcakes by the way. I knew it was your birthday, but I am horrible with birthdays (even with mine) and I kind of missed it…

    I wish you all the best for the year to come, and I hope you will continue to mesmerize us with your pretty creations in the future. =D

  11. 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

  12. Kitchen Belleicious says

    what a wonderful giveaway and of course i love chocolate/ I have never meet a chocolate anything I didn’t like! LOL!

  13. Sami says

    This recipe sounds wonderful! And I love your logic regarding chocolate cookbooks – there is no such thing as too many of them!

  14. Margaret says

    Happy happy birthday! These cupcakes look amazing! And that cookbook sounds awesome! One can never have enough chocolate recipes.

  15. 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

  16. gailanne says

    My mouth is watering after reading today’s recipes. Chocolate and coffee are a pairing made in heaven, and I can’t wait to try these cupcakes. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Chocolate cookbook.

  17. 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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