Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Filling

Kathy Joppie

By
@KoffeeQueen

If you love chocolate & coffee, you will love these. Takes some time, but well worth the effort. I needed an adult dessert and made a double batch of these for my daughters baby shower thinking I would have plenty leftover for "me". BIG mistake. I went home with 4 leftover. Had to leave for an errand. Upon my return all 4 extra cupcakes had disappeared. Thanks to my son who stopped in to see how the shower went.


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Serves:

24-30 cupcakes

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 1/4 c
flour
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
vegetable oil
1 c
strong brewed coffee, cooled
3 large
eggs
1 Tbsp
nutella
8 oz
container sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla

COFFEE CREAM FILLING

COFFEE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

GARNISH: CHOCOLATE COVERED COFFEE BEANS

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with 30 paper liners.
2
In a large bowl, conbine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add oil, coffee, nutella and eggs beating until smooth. Stir in sour cream and vanilla.
3
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until tester come out clean when inserted in center. Let cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and continue cooling on wire racks.
4
Spoon chilled Coffee Cream Filling into a pastry bag with a narrow tip. Insert tip into top of cupcake and squeeze about 1 tablespoon of filling into center of each. You can feel the cupcake begin to plump. Be careful not to overfill as the cupcake will crack open.

COFFEE CREAM FILLING
8 oz container Chocolate flavored Cool Whip, thawed
3 oz package Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Hazlenut flavored syrup (used for coffee)

Combine whipped topping and cream cheese. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add flavored syrup. Cover and chill.
5
COFFEE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Hazelnut flavored syrup
Any extra Coffee Cream Filling

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in flavoring and extra coffee cream filling. Chill 1/2 hour then frost cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate covered coffee beans.
6
I bake the cupcakes a day ahead. Then day of event I fill and frost cupcakes. Make sure you hide one for yourself!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate