Normally when you think of coffee cake, simple cinnamon layered cakes come to mind. These cupcakes will blow those expectations out of the water, as they contain both coffee and chocolate — both in the batter and in the frosting (well, the coffee part anyway.) The coffee’d batter starts with the addition of espresso powder and brewed hot coffee, plus dark cocoa and a little sour cream, among other ingredients. Adding a little “zing” is the vanilla bean latte swiss meringue buttercream frosting.
Source Cakes by Becky