Item# WLRECIP-553

Black Eye Coffee Cupcakes

Item No. WLRECIP-553
Amount
24
Prep Time
45 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
2 hr

If you love coffee and a caffeine buzz, this is the coffee cupcake recipe for you! These cupcakes are named after the coffee house drink, the Black Eye, made by pouring two shots of espresso into a cup of drip-brewed java. The drink was named for the way the espresso ring looked while being poured into the coffee. Delicious and fragrant, these chocolate coffee cupcakes are for true coffee lovers!

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Cupcakes

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  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup instant espresso powder
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Espresso Filling

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  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 egg yolks

Espresso Buttercream Frosting

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  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)

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  • Notes:

    Easy filling hack: Substitute instant chocolate pudding mix for espresso filling. Just whisk 2 1/2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder into the milk before adding to the pudding mix.

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