Mocha Cupcakes!

1 Oct

These cupcakes are another favorite of mine. I’m working on a blog about the ten favorite cupcakes of all time and this one will just have to be on it. This is another one that I have to buy if I see it in a cupcake shop. I truly love the taste of coffee and chocolate cake combined. I hope you like these ones as much as I do!

Start with your favorite from scratch chocolate cake or box mix. If you do want to use a box mix be sure to read my blog Lazy Cakes about making a box cake taste richer. I’ll include my basic chocolate cake recipe if you don’t have your own favorite.


2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 cup boiling water


Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before adding the dry into the wet 1/3 at a time. Reserve the boiling water for the end and stir it in by hand. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.18- 20 mins for cupcakes.

Coffee Icing

1 lb butter
1 kg icing sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee granules

For those of you who don’t have kilograms where you live I have found a one to two ratio of butter and sugar works the best. or you can simply mix one standard size package of butter to one standard size package of icing sugar. If it becomes a little thick add a splash of cream until you achieve your desired consistency.

3 thoughts on “Mocha Cupcakes!

    • 8 cups seems like a lot! If I had to guess I would say that the bag I’m using is a little over 5 cups but maybe one day I should measure it out just to be sure. I just find it so easy to one pack of butter to one pack of icing sugar. That way no one has to wash any measuring cups!

  1. Sorry, I forgot to say that this frosting sounds wonderful. (I was also considering adding just a touch of malted powder to it. I love ‘malted mocha lattes’, so I thought maybe that’d b a good little addition to this frosting) Anyway, thanks for the recipe! I LOVE Pinterest!

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