Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mocha Cupcakes

2012 was a beautiful year with happiness,sorrows, fights, love and lots of memories to hold with while continuing the journey to 2013. When I was a kid I always thought that the year went the way how you started it..As the age went on I was thinking that its the resolution that you make that makes the year beautiful and then now I feel that life will go on...you have to decide the right and wrong..Whatever the case,  you will feel all the emotions in these 12 months..you like it or not..So this time I dint plan anything just thought of going with the flow..:)
Hope everyone around has a good start and your life goes as sweet and soft like this cake which is from here..





All-purpose flour-1 nd 1/3 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Whole milk-1/2 cup
Strong brewed coffee-1/2 cup
Espresso powder-1 nd 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract-1 tsp
Unsalted butter-1/2 cup(at room temperature)
Granulated sugar-1/2 cup
Light brown sugar-1/2 cup
Egg-1 no (at room temperature)



Method of Preparation:
1. Mix the espresso powder into the brewed coffee until dissolved; set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
3. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4. Beat the butter and both sugars together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Then add egg and beat until combined.
6. In a cup, combine the milk, brewed coffee mixture and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture, alternating with the coffee mixture, ending with the flour mixture.
7. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 liners. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting cupcakes.





Espresso Buttercream Frosting(enough for 12 cupcakes)

Unsalted butter-1 cup(at room temperature)
Powdered sugar-2 nd 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract-1 nd 1/2 tsp
Espresso powder-3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder- to dust

Method of Preparation:
1. Mix the espresso powder into the vanilla until dissolved; set aside.
2. Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl.
3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar a little at a time, waiting until it is mostly incorporated before adding more.
4. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, scrape the sides of the bowl and increase the speed to medium-high and whip until fluffy, about a minute or two.
5.  Add the espresso and vanilla mixture and continue to mix at medium-high until it is completely incorporated, scraping the sides as necessary.


43 comments:

  1. Lov coffee, anytime, anywhere! !!! Would love to have these for breakfast!!!!!!

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  2. hi reshmi, i do agree with you and i dont make new year resolution for many years now- just live by the day and act on it- and hope 2013 is full of goodies for us all.
    pretty looking mocha cupcakes. i simply love coffee and cocoa..perfect ingredients.
    have a gteat weekend

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  3. Beautiful and yummy cup cakes.. Its my favorite flavor..

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  4. beautiful cupcakes Reshmi, perfectly done!!!

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  5. So perfect and looks softy too...
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  6. lovely cupcakes with beautiful pictures...

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  7. Wow love the frosting... and the cupcakes are picture perfect...
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

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  8. Happy New year to you too, Reshmi! The mocha cupcakes are enticing, esp for a coffee lover like me;-). Love the rose frosting, perfect. Hope this year brings a lot of sunshine to u and loved ones..

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  9. yummy hard to resist cupcake
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  10. Happy New Year wishes Reshmi! I too had bookmarked this recipe from Browneyed Baker, cupcakes looks so delicious with yummy frosting...love it!!

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  11. Gorgeous & sinful & mighty tempting!!!Happy new year to u
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. gorgeous n yumm looking ones.. lovely clicks..

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  13. Ooooh wat flavorful cupcakes... Yumm

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  14. yummilicious cup cakes and adorable clicks...

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  15. Love the mocha cupcakes with the frosting..perfect with a cup of coffee!!

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  16. Happy New Year to you too Reshmi.
    Love the flavor of chocolate and coffee...the cake and the frosting looks very nice

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  17. Beautifully done cup cakes ....yummy

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  18. Cupcakes look fantastic...wonderful clicks.
    A very Happy n prosperous New year to u n ur family dear:)

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  19. Such an elegant and very attractive cupcakes,beautiful frosting.

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  21. Oooohhhh!!!! mouth watering clicks. Looks delicious and I want it now... :(
    Lovely presentation too.

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  22. Mocha cupcakes look so inviting and very perfectly made Reshmi.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/runner-beans-shim-bharta.html

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  23. Wow!!!looks so tempting and delicious,awesome clicks and loved your presentation...

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  24. these look delicious! great photos too :)

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  25. Your cupcakes look wonderful! I bet the coffee gives them such a deep rich flavor! The frosting looks fabulous!

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  26. Wow beautiful looking yummy cup cakes

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  27. Wow super tempting and beautiful cupcakes !!

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  28. Wow beautifully baked and love the frosting,love the flavor too

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  29. I love mocha cupcakes dear..truly delectable...yum

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  30. Happy New Year, Reshmi! These cupcakes are absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented, feel like grabbing one ;)

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  31. such pretty cupcakes and what lovely combination Resh, beautiful clicks

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  32. What a gorgeous and tempting cupcake! Happy New Year dear...

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  33. Beautiful Photos as Always. Like mocha cupcakes with blue backgrounds.

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  34. beautiful clicks dear.. like your blue background..

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  35. Mocha cupcakes adipoli Reshmi. Great start for 2013.

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  36. I so, so want to try out these cupcakes!!! Hoping to get an oven soon and will definitely be back for this recipe...

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  37. Yum,what a delicious way to start the New Year.I wouldn't mind having this as my New year tradition.

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  38. Wish you a wonderful year ahead Reshmi! Cupcakes are cute!

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