Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Cappuccino Cupcakes

Here's what I almost made for last IMBB (check out that amazing round-up!), but I was interrupted and had to continue at a later time. Warning - these are super, super rich! I could eat one and that was that. What on earth am I going to do with the five left in my fridge? Note to self - make these mini-sized next time! They taste wonderful though.

I have almost no experience with frosting - it's not at all a part of Swedish culture, so I first encountered it when I was an exchange student in the US. And.. well, I don't like it all that much in general - but this one, mm. This is good stuff.

The yield is terrible on this recipe - sorry about that. It was supposed to give eight large or 12 normal-sized cupcakes. I halved it, and got 11. That prompted me to make the full recipe of frosting, thinking that the frosting otherwise wouldn't be enough.. um, mistake. It made a lot, a LOT, of frosting. So, be forewarned, and have another muffin tin ready.

Cappuccino Cupcakes

200 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
375 g flour (650 ml)
60 g cocoa powder (100 ml)
2 tsps baking powder
200 g butter, room temperature (I used regular salted butter - if using unsalted, add half a teaspoon of salt)
250 g sugar
2 eggs
75 ml milk
100 ml cold, strong coffee

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs. Add the milk and coffee, and blend well. Mix the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder and baking powder - and add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir in the chocolate pieces. Divide into lined muffin tins, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cappuccino frosting
100 g cream cheese
3 tbsp butter, room temperature
300 g icing sugar
30 g (50 ml) cocoa powder, sifted
3 tbsp strong cold coffee

Beat the butter and the cream cheese ith an electric mixer. Add the sugar and cocoa powder, and mix into an even cream. Add the coffee, a spoon at a time, until you have a nice spreadable frosting. Frost the cooled muffins.


M. said...

Most 12-muffin recipes call for about 1.5 cups of flour. no wonder you ended up with as many, even when u halved the recipe! Luckily the cupcakes were good - so no waste there :)

The cupcakes look fabulous! Just as I was also searching around for a good coffee-flavoured cupcake recipe, yours came along! Just how intense is the coffee taste?

Gaia said...

Hi anne,
watching your cupcakes makes me hungry...

Cate said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! I've added a link for you on my blog. :)

Cerebrum said...

Those look divine Anne! Mmmm, I'm drooling slightly here...

Anne said...

Galinusa - good point, it is a real big recipe. I should have questioned it :) To get a more intense coffee flavor, I think you could probably substitute the milk with more coffee! (Or coffee infused milk - like instant coffee made with milk) As it is, they're a little bit weak.