Coffee Cupcakes (Guest Post)

We took a little break from my weekly guest posts  but this week  I'm bringing it back with Roxana from A Little Bit Of Everything/ Roxanna's Home Baking.

Not only is Roxana, a super sweetie, but she is a super talented baker/photographer. Just one step on her blog and you'll be hooked.... I envy her bread baking... as you all know this bakeaholic isn't to keen on bread baking... I'm getting there, slowly!

Just check out this Mango Chocolate Bread, holy cow! Or this stunning Challah. Not only are her breads amazing.... look at this No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake I have been drooling over that cake since she posted it a while back! Gorgeous!!

So let me introduce you all to Roxana..............

Hello, I'm Roxana, the baker, writer and photographer behind A little bit of everything / Roxana's Home Baking. I have a passion for baking, especially bread and chocolate goodies. I have a two-year old who keeps me going all day long, and to everyone's surprise she doesn't eat chocolate.
Almost all the recipes on my blog require a preheated oven and lately I've been experimenting with vegan and gluten-free baking. So far I can't complain, but from time to time you'll see me whipping up pounds of butter and dozen of eggs in my baked goodies.

I'm happy to be guest posting on Carrie's beautiful blog.
I had a hard time deciding what to make today, but in the end I decided to whip some cupcakes. I love these individual cakes. No fuss, no mess. Just pure deliciousness.
If any of you have been reading my blog, than, you probably know, I don't drink much coffee, more of a tea person, but I love making coffee cakes or using coffee in my cakes.
I love its strong aroma in the morning when I serve breakfast to my wonderful husband. He loves his black coffee.
Few weeks ago, while I was cleaning my pantry I found a jar of instant coffee. I love when I found things I forgot I had them.
Lots of ideas were racing in my mind. Cakes. Cookies. Cupcakes. Coffee frosting. Oh. My. Goodness.
So many choices, so little time.

After making hubby's favorite chocolate coffee cake, which, as hard as I try, never lasts around long enough to be photographed I decided to bake some cupcakes.
The idea of these cupcakes came from one of my favorite cookbooks "Chocolate and Coffee Bible" While thumbing it, looking for new chocolate-y goodness I stumbled upon a recipe for chocolate cupcakes. Now chocolate vanilla cupcakes are always welcome in my kitchen, but the thought of coffee chocolate cupcakes was haunting me.
Coffee cupcakes had to be!

For these cupcakes I advice you to use the best dark chocolate you have. I've used Green and Black's organic dark 85% chocolate. It had a subtle bitterness which paired beautifully with the instant coffee in the cake. I also added some instant coffee to the frosting. Addictive!

Chocolate coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 12 cupcakes

A moist cupcake with hints of chocolate and coffee topped with a smooth creamy coffee buttercream. 


Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes (adapted from Chocolate and Coffee Bible)

  • 2 oz dark chocolate (Green and Black’s organic dark 85% chocolate)
  • 1 1/4 cup (150 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) raw sugar
  • 6 tbsp (85 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) fat free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (powder) (espresso powder works just as well)
  • 1 tbsp hot water

Coffee Buttercream (adapted from Brown Eyed Baker )
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter
  • 2 1/4 cup (270 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (powder) (espresso powder works just as well)
  • 1 tsp (or more if needed) cold coffee (liquid)

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 12 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. Chop the chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl set over a pot with simmering water. Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. When melted set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl mix the coffee powder with the hot water.
  5. Add the butter and melted chocolate to the flour mixture and, with the paddle attachment on, start mixing, slowly adding the milk and the eggs. In the end add the coffee.
  6. Divide the batter between the 12 prepared cups and bake in preheated oven for about 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before frosting them.
Coffee Buttercream
  1. Add the butter to a mixing bowl. With the whisk attachment on, whip the butter on medium to high speed for about 5 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add instant coffee and the sugar little by little waiting until it is mostly incorporated before adding more.
  3. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, scrape the sides of the bowl, add the cold coffee and increase the speed to medium-high and whip until fluffy for about 2 minutes. If needed add more cold coffee.
  4. Frost the cupcakes and enjoy!

Thank you Carrie for allowing me to share these Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with your wonderful readers.
I hope I'll see soon again.

Roxana, thank you so much for sharing your amazing cupcake with us today! I bet it tastes just as good as it looks. I can't wait to try that frosting!!!

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  1. These are just too good to be real!

  2. these look beautiful AND delicious! yum!

  3. Coffee in desserts is the best. These look amazing Roxanna!!

  4. I love Roxana, her photography is so inspiring! These cupcakes are so gorgeous, a perfect start to any morning:-) Hugs, Terra

  5. Yum!! Such an awesome guest post - I love coffee anything! I love seeing two of my favorite bloggers together :-)

  6. Great guest post, love Roxana!! stunning cupcakes, I love adding coffee to my sweets.

  7. Roxana is just wonderful. Her pictures are just stunning. So great to have run into her! These cupcakes have my name written all over it! Great guest post! :)

  8. What a wonderful recipe to share for a guest post--and so beautifully presented! Great job, Roxana!

  9. Roxana is awesome & these cupcakes look fantastic! Great gust post girls!

  10. wait wait wait. you add the room temp butter and melted chocolate to the dry ingredients? not the other way around? and it distributes evenly? just want to make sure before i make these!

    1. This was a guest post shared by my friend Roxanna. Let me ask her and get back to you as I have yet to make this recipe myself.

  11. Also where'ss the sugar