snack saturday

Coffee Cupcakes 



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee, chilled
Frosting
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp. coffee extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In the bowl of your stand mixer combine butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • 3
    Once fluffy mix in eggs one at a time.
  • 4
    Mix in vanilla.
  • 5
    In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 6
    With the mixer on low add in 1/3 of the flour mixture, 1/8 cup of coffee, another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the rest of the coffee, and the rest of the flour mixture.
  • 7
    Don't over mix, mix until just combined.
  • 8
    Fill 12 cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with the batter.
  • 9
    Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  • 10
    Allow to cool before frosting.
  • 11
    For the frosting; In a large bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, vanilla and coffee extract.
  • 12
    Once combined slowly mix in sifted powdered sugar.
  • 13
    Mix until frosting is light and fluffy.

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