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Today I made another great recipe from the Cupcakes Galorecookbook.  In the book, this recipe is named Mezzo-Mezzo Cupcakes but I am just calling them Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes.  These are so light, so fluffy and sooo tasty that I wish I had doubled the recipe…well, maybe not because then I would have eaten twice as many and that just would not be good for me!

Cupcakes

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons instant cappuccino powder {you can use espresso or even decaffeinated coffee powder} – I used instant coffee that I ground to make into a powder

1/2 cup {1 stick} unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup sour cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting

1 tablespoon instant cappuccino powder {you can use espresso or even decaffeinated coffee powder} – once again I used instant coffee that I ground to make into a powder

1.  Preheat oven to 350°.

2.  In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together and set aside.

3.  In another bowl, mix butter, eggs, and sour cream together.  Pour into dry ingredients, rapidly mixing with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth.

4.  Spoon batter into cupcake papers, filling cups about 2/3 full.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool.

5.  To make the frosting:  put cream, sugar, cocoa, and coffee powder in a large bowl.  Stir, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator for about an hour, until chocolate and coffee have dissolved.  Remove from refrigerator and beat with an electric beater until stiff.

6.  Frost cooled cupcakes just before serving.  Dust with cocoa powder.

yields 16 regular cupcakes, 8 jumbo cupcakes or 40 mini-cupcakes.

chocolate, coffee, cupcake hugs-mb!

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I will be linking this recipe at Blessed with Grace Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays and Forever Wherever Tasty Tuesday where there are so many other tasty recipes!

This just in….I also linked this recipe over at Stop n Smell the Chocolates for Chocolate Friday {chocolate overload here I come!}!


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