Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes


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!


1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ 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

½ 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 ⅔ 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!


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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  1. Lisa@Blessedwithgrace says:

    We are really benefiting from your Cupcakes Galore cookbook. Lucky us!! These look awesome.

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  2. holy moly! This looks incredible! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. I am also another non-coffee drinker that loves coffee desserts, and those look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This sounds absolutely scrumptious! I love coffee and chocolate together. 😀 YUM!

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  5. These cupcakes look super YUMMY!! I will be baking up a batch - thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks incredible! I can't imagine anything better than coffee and chocolate cupcakes. My mouth is watering!

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  7. Kim @ Forever Wherever says:

    I wish you lived near me so we could make cupcakes together. One day I made 100 cupcakes! Thanks for the great recipe! They look fabulous!

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  8. Cupcakes really are the perfect food. Especially when you're combining chocolate and coffee.

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  9. PamperingBeki says:

    You had me at coffee.
    Those look so stinking good!

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  10. Oh yum! These lok great, and I love the use of sour cream here for flavor and texture. Brilliant! And yeah doubling the recipe is probably not the best idea! 😉

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  11. I so have to try this one. I love cupcakes. They just seem like such a happy food. lol! Funny huh?

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  12. PamperingBeki says:

    I know I already commented once, but I had to come back and drool over your delicious picture again. 🙂

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  13. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    Hello my new BFF! Oh, I'm sorry - I was talking to the cupcake - LOL!!

    Yummy! I will have to try those. I think it would be great to make the minis for company - love it! I know you already have this linked up, but if you have a chance tomorrow, I always have a Chocolate Friday at my blog and you could come by and link this up.

    Thanks for sharing a great cupcake recipe! 🙂

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  14. Elizabeth says:

    Oh these look and smell divine! Thanks for sharing - I have that book but haven't made these yet. 🙂

  15. Terri healthymoms says:

    That looks absolutely luscious! Lisa....I will be there for Chocolate Friday y'all are talking my language now...

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  16. This sounds and looks so delicious! Coffee and chocolate together = Yum!

    Oh, and I have never seen Chocolate Friday. I must head over there!

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  17. Choco, coffee, and cupcakes all in one. Sounds like a treat to me.

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  18. Those look amazing to me. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  19. OMG! I love your recipe! Its soo delicious, its like the first time I make decent chocolate cupcakes 🙂

  20. not too bad. the cupcakes need a little more sugar, or else they're a little more like muffins. To the whipped cream, I added some banana flavoring. overall very nice :]

  21. i just tried to make them but the batter was more like a dough (but a tasty dough)... is there another liquid i should be adding?

    1. I double checked the recipe and the one posted is correct. There are no additional liquids other than those stated. Were your baking soda and baking powder fresh? Sometimes that can make a world of difference {I learned that the hard way!}. : )

  22. If I could click a "LOVE" button on this I would!!! xoxo

  23. Hi Marybeth, Found your website by accident and I'm so glad! Will be making the chocolate coffee cupcakes this weekend for sure and I can't wait to look at the rest of your website!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm so glad you found me, Mary ~ enjoy the cupcakes. They are one of my favorite.