Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mocha Cupcakes


When it comes to coffee drinking, I'm most certainly a rookie.  Coffee, black?  No thank you.  Expresso?  Not a chance. Mocha?  Now we're talking.  Coffee that tastes, well, a little less like coffee is definitely my cup of proverbial tea.  


This month's Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club assignment was
Mocha Cupcakes.... Yum!


Just a taste of the batter and you know you are in for a treat.  The mixture of butter, sour cream, chocolate and extra strong coffee create a full-bodied batter that is determined to bake into something magnificent!


Top off the cupcakes with a fluffy seven-minute frosting and a chocolate-covered coffee bean, and and you've got the perfect afternoon pick-me up.


Don't mind if I do!


This frosting recipe turns out perfectly every time.
To make a mocha frosting recipe, follow the frosting recipe below and at the end, stir in a mixture of 2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso.

The peaks will soften slightly, but the taste is delicious!
Thanks to Rebecca at Beurrista for this month's baking assignment.  
You can find the cupcake recipe on her BLOG





Mom's Seven Minute Frosting
Betty Crocker Cookbook (circa 1960's)

2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar or 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1/3 cup water

Place ingredients in a double boiler over boiling water and beat with a rotary beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks, about 7 minutes.  Scrape the bottom and sides of the pan occasionally.  Fold in 1 tsp vanilla.

This frosting recipe turns out perfectly every time. To make a mocha frosting recipe, follow the frosting recipe below and at the end, stir in a mixture of:


2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso.

The peaks will soften slightly, but the taste is delicious!


Up NEXT Month:  Iced Pistachio Cupcakes.
Why don't you bake along with us!




4 comments:

  1. I love me a good mocha. AND chocolate espresso beans. I eat them and then I bounce off the walls. :) These cupcakes are so pretty!

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  2. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. thanks for taking the time to bake along with me! you and loulou. i am writing from my desktop, and i must say, the pictures look so much better on this computer than my iPhone! they're beautiful.

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  4. These looks so delicious! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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