• Tasty Tuesday! Posted on July 24, 2012

    Tasty Tuesday! Mochaccino Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream Frosting!!

    RECIPE (MAKES 12):


    1 bx devil's food cake mix
    1 1/3 c strong brewed coffee
    1/2 c vegetable oil
    3 lg eggs
    1/4 c sour cream
    1/2 bx instant chocolate pudding (approx. 1/4 cup)

    1 c butter, softened
    1 c crisco
    2 lb sifted powdered sugar
    1/4 c heavy cream (approx.)
    2 tsp instant coffee granules


    1 Prepare cake according to the instructions on the box, substituting the water with coffee.
    2 Add the sour cream and pudding, mix well.
    3 Pour the batter into prepped 12-cup lined cupcake pan. Fill 2/3 full.
    4 Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, do a toothpick test, if it comes out clean, it's done.
    5 Remove from oven onto a cooling wire rack to cool.
    6 Dissolve instant coffee in heavy whipping cream.
    7 Beat shortening and butter together until smooth. Slowly add heavy whipping cream/coffee mixture. Beat on high speed until fluffy.
    8 Slowly add the powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
    9 Be sure that the cupcakes are cooled completely. Frost or pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.

    (Recipe and photo courtesy of: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/cake/mochaccino-cupcakes-w-coffee-buttercream-frosting.html?p=23)

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