Coffee Mocha Cupcakes

Coffee Mocha Cupcakes


2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup coffee concentrate
1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons coffee concentrate


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2Line muffin tins with paper liners.
3In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. set aside.
4To the bowl, add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium
5 for 1 min. With a large spoon or spatula, stir in boiling water and coffee. Batter will be thin.
6Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 15-17 min. Remove cupcakes from tin to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely before frosting.
7In a medium bowl, add the butter start to whip with a hand mixer on medium speed for 1 min.
8Add confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time, continuing to whip. Add coffee concentrate and blend well. Ready to use immediately or refrigerate for later use.
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