Coffee Cupcakes

Hello Again Lovelies.
When I find myself stressed or worried I tend to do a spot of baking, which is exactly what I did today.

I’d just like to say in no way am I a professional baker of any sort. I bake as a hobby, I’m not even saying I’m good at it. But it’s something I enjoy doing and sharing with you.

I decided to make Coffee Cupcakes. The ingredients are as followed:-
140g golden caster sugar
140g butter
3 large eggs
140g self-raising flour
2 tbsp instant espresso mixed with 1 tbsp water

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Old School The Wanted

Can’t beat a bit of Old School The Wanted when baking cakes

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Prepared Cake Tin and Cases

Firstly I lined my Cake Tin with Cupcake Cases and preheated the oven to 150 degrees (Fan Oven)

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Cream the Butter and Sugar

The next step is to add 140g of Caster Sugar and 140g of Softened Butter and cream together

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Flour and Bicarb

As I had no Self Raising Flour I needed to add a bit of Bicarbonate Soda to make my Cakes rise.

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Add an Egg

For this step you need to add one egg at a time to your creamed butter and sugar mixture, mix the egg in, then add a spoonful of flour and mix, keep repeating this until your 3 eggs and the 140g of flour is well mixed in.

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Add a Spoonful of Flour after every Egg.
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Creamy Consistency

Once the eggs and flour have been added mix until you have achieved a creamy consistency.

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Starbucks Filtered Coffee

As I wanted to really taste the coffee I used my Starbucks Filter Coffee. But I’m sure instant coffee works just as good.

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Cooled Coffee and Cupcake Mixture

I waited for the coffee to cool down before adding it to my mixture.

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Cupcake Mixture

Pour the cooled coffee into your cake mixture.

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Coffee Cupcake Mix

And you turn out with something like this once you have mixed your coffee in.

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Ready for the Oven

I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture before putting them in the oven, but I did have lots of mixture left over so I made a few more. Although I ran out of cupcake cases, fairy cake cases work fine too. 🙂
Pop them in the oven and they take around 15-20 minute to bake. Insert a clean skewer in the middle of your cake and if it comes out clean then your cakes are done.

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Icing Sugar

Whilst the cakes are baking you can be getting on with the Buttercream. It states to use 200g Icing Sugar and 200g of Butter. I like a stiff Buttercream though so I used 300g icing sugar to 150g of butter. However you prefer to do it. I believe it’s trail and error as you can add more icing sugar if needed or more butter if that’s required.

Finished Buttercream

Mix together until you achieved your desired consistency. You can also add more coffee to make a coffee buttercream, or whatever flavour you prefer. I opted to keep it how it is.

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Cakes- Fresh out the oven

Allow your cakes to cool before you add the buttercream. They aren’t burnt I swear, they’re supposed to be that colour. (I hope)

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Finished Coffee Cupcakes

Add your buttercream or any topping of your choice and decorate to your hearts content. I left some plain as my other half hates buttercream (I know right?!)

Will you be trying this recipe?
Thank you for reading.


3 thoughts on “Coffee Cupcakes

  1. It’s probably a good thing my wife doesn’t react to stress and worry in the same way. I’d hate to think of what I would probably do if the equation was:

    Wife is stressed = I get cupcakes



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