Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

These mocha cupcakes are a chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true. If you can’t get your day going without your favorite cup of coffee, you’re in luck.

 I might even go so far as to suggest that you should just skip your morning cup of coffee or trip to Starbucks and have one of these instead. The cake part itself strikes a subtle balance between light chocolate and a hint of creamy coffee. Not overwhelming on either end of the spectrum, and the combination results in a smooth, clean flavor, which is perfect for topping with espresso-spiked buttercream.

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Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes


Pumpkin and mocha do indeed go together. This is proven by this tasty cupcake recipe, in which the cupcakes are flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice and brewed hot pumpkin spice coffee. The frosting fits the theme perfectly, as it contains pureed pumpkin, more pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, confectioners sugar and butter. These cupcakes can be served with some sprinkles on top, or baked in festive autumn-themed cupcake liners. Enjoy!
Source My Baking Addiction

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Fathers Day: Mocha Cupcakes


One way to make Father’s Day great is by baking cupcakes for the man being honored. These cupcakes are made from unsweetened cocoa powder, instant espresso powder and brewed espresso, giving them a “kick” that will help jump start Father’s Day. They are decorated with green tinted cream cheese frosting that has been piped on to look like grass, before being topped with a few choice accessories, like a golf tee, a golf ball and small toothpick flag adorned with the words “Happy Father’s Day!”
Source The Little Epicurean

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Black and White Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes


Remove the piled icing santa hats from the top of these cupcakes, and you are left with a chocolate and peppermint treat that can be served year-round. What makes these Black and White Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes so special? Maybe its the alcohol in the recipe — the main flavors, besides cocoa power and vanilla extract come in the form of Kahlua Peppermint Mocha . The frosting contain while chocolate Godiva liquor and peppermint extract, meaning that when combined, these cupcakes are a mint-y, chocolate-y, dream come true.
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Cafe Mocha Cupcakes


Are you ready for a winning combination of coffee, chocolate and sugar? After all, nothing says, “wake up” like caffeine and sugar combined! These adults-only cupcakes contain brewed coffee, espresso granules, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and a whopping two cups of sugar, as well as more standard ingredients like flour and butter. The frosting contains more cocoa powder and espresso granules, along with butter, salt, vanilla extract, sugar and milk. For an added bonus, top the frosting with a drizzle of chocolate ganache, as well as a chocolate covered coffee bean.
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Speculoos Mocha Cupcakes


If have not yet heard of Speculoos, then you are missing out. Picture peanut butter, only made from mashed up sugar cookies. Yes, it is as fabulous as it sounds, especially when it is made into buttercream frosting, like in the recipe here. These mocha cupcakes are topped with frosting made from magical (at least for sugar-holics, anyway) Speculoos, and then topped with a few chocolate coated espresso beans for an extra kick. Hard to resist, aren’t they?
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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes


For a real morning pick-me-up, consider baking up a batch of these peppermint mocha cupcakes. This adult-only treat contains strongly brewed coffee, along with more traditional cake ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, milk, an egg, baking soda and brown sugar. The peppermint part comes in with the addition of the frosting. Pile on mounds of this buttercream icing, made from cream cheese, butter, peppermint extract, powdered sugar and vanilla. For a little more “kick” add crushed up peppermints to the batter before baking, and top off with a generous helping of colorful sprinkles!
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Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cupcakes


Vanilla, chocolate and mocha flavors in one? Yes, absolutely real! Once you have a try of the Vanilla Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes, you will no longer wonder why some people fall in love with cupcakes. You will probably ask how the three flavors go together, but they perfectly did combine with each other in this amazing cupcake. The mocha icing on top of the chocolate cupcake is totally awesome and the great thing is that this cupcake is gluten free.
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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes


Remember the Starbucks peppermint mocha you used to love? Guess what– it tastes better as a cupcake. Imagine a moist espresso chocolate cupcake with bits of Andes Peppermint that are included in every bite. Not only that, this is topped by Swiss mousse-like buttercream meringue that is infused with even more peppermint. With drizzled chocolate on the icing and chopped peppermint candy and Andes on top, this one is perfect for every peperminty occasion.
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Mocha Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting


Cheesy cupcakes are one of the most typical cupcakes being baked these days. Some cannot even appreciate them anymore. However, once you combine cheese with mocha, cupcake lovers would surely be delighted. Mocha Cupcakes with Kahlua Cheese Frosting are extremely moist and rich that anyone who tries it will absolutely go nuts! Its texture is similar to a boxed cake for it is so soft and so moist. Its coffee-cheesy flavor will give your bud a new and incredible taste.
Source Ambrosia Baking

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