Coffee Kahlua Cupcakes

Dee Svoboda Recipe

By Dee Svoboda Deneeta

24-30 cupcakes
25 Min
40 Min

These are the most moist, delicious cupcakes I have ever had! They sound so rich, but they are just perfect. I dont drink coffee and never have but LOVED these. Made them for a present and everybody asked for recipe.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
My goodness, these cupcakes are downright addictive! The frosting and filling are light and creamy... just the right accompaniment for the rich cupcake.


2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
3/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened (plus 2 tb for frosting)
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
vegetable oil
1 c
stong brewed coffee (cooled)
3 large
1 8 oz
sour cream
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract (reserve 1 for frosting)
2 3 oz
pkgs cream cheese ( 1 for cream filling 1 for frosting)
1/4 c
coffee liquer ( for cream filling)
1 8 oz
chocolate cool whip (cream filling)
1/2 c
butter (softened) for frosting
2 c
confectioners sugar for frosting
1/4 c
strong brewed coffee (cooled for frosting)
chocolate covered coffee beans for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add oil, coffee, and eggs. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla Spoon the batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until a tester inserted in center comes out clean, for 16 to 18 minutes. Let them cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool completely on wire racks.
While cupcakes are baking, Make the cream filling...recipe follows. Spoon Coffee Cream Filling into a squeeze bottle with a long narrow tip. Insert the tip into the top of cupcake and squeeze about 1 tablespoon of filling into center of each cupcake.

Spread the Coffee Butter cream frosting evenly over the cupcakes and garnish with chocolate covered coffee beans, if desired.

Coffee Cream Filling:

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur
1 (8-ounce) container frozen chocolate flavored whipped topping, thawed
In a small bowl, whip the cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add the liqueur and fold in the whipped topping. Cover and chill.
Coffee Buttercream Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
2 TB Cocoa
1 pkg Cream Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
In a medium bowl, beat the butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth, add cream cheese, Vanilla and Cocoa then beat in the coffee till frosting has a sheen to it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mothers' Day

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Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Feb 22, 2011
Nummy...cute cupcake papers!!! thanks for this post
Dee Svoboda Deneeta
Feb 22, 2011
Your welcome! My very first post on this site. i hope I didnt forget anything :) They are NUMMY!
mary flood marycrocker
Feb 26, 2011
Can you substitute Marscapone chhese for the cream cheese
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Mar 31, 2011
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

My goodness, these cupcakes are downright addictive! The frosting and filling are light and creamy... just the right accompaniment for the rich cupcake.
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Evelyn Gibson Angel2beone
Apr 2, 2011
I couldn't find the amount for the baking soda....could you tell me how much because I would love to bake these! thank you so much!!!!!!
mary flood marycrocker
Apr 2, 2011
Yes you can substitute the marscarpone for the cream cheese!!!!

Dee Svoboda Deneeta
Apr 3, 2011
Oooops Im sorry, I did mess up! Thank you for telling me. I have corrected the baking powder and baking soda on the recipe.
Sharon Vance floridagirl
Apr 6, 2011
getting the stuff to make these today! I have some leftover homemade Kahlua that will be perfect!
Colleen Wehr wehrd1
Apr 6, 2011
love coffee, and really love kaluha....but i only have Bailey' I'm gonna try these using Bailey's liquer
Lisa Mathe peanut57
Apr 11, 2011
what can l use for kaluha for people who get migranes?
christine clemins christineclemins
Jun 4, 2011
Hi, Dee. I've been cooking and baking since I was 6 (I'm going to be 48 next month). I can prepare complicated things very easily. While these cupcakes look very good, I can honestly say that the "delivery" of your recipe is quite off-putting in that the ingredients list is duplicative in nature. I can do do what I'm asking very easily, but some may not--Can you repost with a separate list of ingredients for the cake, the filling and then one for the frosting? It would be much easier--much much easier--for people to follow. I'd hate for a novice baker to not try your recipe! I will make them once I get my C/A fixed. :D Thanks, much!
Marilyn Mayhew Lassiegirl
Jun 4, 2011
Anyone have a suggestion as to what you can substitute for the Kahlua?
Jackie Allen cookinoh
Jun 4, 2011
Yes, try "Coffee Time" syrup. It is a strong coffee syrup that if put in milk will produce a coffee milkshake that is delicious. If you Google Coffee Time syrup the sites will come up where you can get it. It is very popular in New England but not so much elsewhere. It's worth a try. Good Luck!
Penny Smith poof3013
Jun 4, 2011
When you click on your recipe from Facebook it says " Oops recipe can't be found" I had to do a web search to find it and I am glad I did. Sounds soooo Yummy!!!