Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Coffee Cupcake

So here is the last of the cupcakes......but don't be too disappointed its the boys birthday in three weeks and I have an order for 103 cupcakes from Connor!. So Ill be taste testing some more recipes ;)

Coffee Cupcakes
Makes 12 regular cupcakes
110g unsalted butter, room temperature
110g demera sugar
120g Light soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
125g self-raising flour, sifted
120g plain flour, sifted
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tblsp instant espresso powder
125 ml semi-skimmed milk at room temperature

Preheat oven to 160oc (fan)/180oc/350f/gas mark 4
Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases

Cream the butter and sugars, add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Combine the flours in a seperate bowl. Mix the vanilla essence, espresso powder with the milk in a jug and stir.
Pour one0third of the flours into the creamed mixture and beat well.
Pour one-third of the milk mixture into the creamed mixture and beat well.
Repeat steps until everything is incorporated.
Spoon into the cupcakes case , about one-third full.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until springy to the touch and are slightly brown.
Cool and Ice

Coffee Buttercream Icing
150g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tblsp semi-skimmed milk at room temperature
2tsp instant espresso powder dissolved in a small amount of hot water
350g icing sugar sifted.

In a large bowl beat the butter, milk, espresso,mixture and half the icing sugar until smooth. Gradually add the remainder of the icing sugar to produce a buttercream of smooth and creamy consistency.

Eat 1, do a cartwheel, eat 1, do a cartwheel and they wont stick to your bottom ;)


  1. If only I could do cartwheels!! I looooove coffee cake, so very more-ish!

  2. So that's the secret! Cartwheels! I'm probably going to have to make do with a happy dance.

  3. I don't think I can stll do a cartwheel but maybe I'll try. LOL
    Wow 103 cupcakes? That is a lot of baking. Have fun.

  4. Oh these look yummy!

    Thank you so much for your well wishes! Yes, it is our first so we're quite excited (and terrified) :) Christine