Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

7
Denise Fisher

By
@EvilCupcake

I make a lot of cupcakes. People buy them from me for weddings, birthdays, events, etc. These are a favorite of everyone.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Thanks to the sour cream and buttermilk, these chocolate cupcakes are so moist! The coffee buttercream is fabulous. The flavor of the coffee is subtle and delicious. I'd suggest doubling the coffee buttercream recipe ... you may find yourself eating it by the spoonful. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
cocoa powder
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
3/4 c
buttermilk (room temp)
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg (room temp)
2 Tbsp
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
canola oil

COFFEE BUTTERCREAM

2 stick
unsalted butter, room temp
4-6 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 c
strong brewed coffee (or more to taste)

How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  • 2In another large bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, oil, sour cream and vanilla until well mixed.
  • 3Stir or whisk a third of the dry ingredients into sugar mixture until just mixed. Next stir or whisk in half of the buttermilk until just mixed. Repeat this step ending with the dry ingredients.
  • 4Spoon batter into lined cupcake pans 2/3 full. Bake for 17 minutes. Let cool.
  • 5For the Coffee Buttercream: Using a stand mixer or hand mixer beat butter and 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar until creamy but stiff. Add coffee and beat until spreading or piping consistency. Should be creamy but stiff enough to pipe or spread and hold shape. You may need to add a little more powdered sugar.
  • 6Pipe or spread buttercream onto cooled cupcakes and enjoy.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking
Hashtags: #cupcake, #coffee




Show 9 Comments & Reviews

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...