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Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

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gothicgirl

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

Posted on www.evilshenanigans.com - 4/3/2009


Today is my birthday!!  I won't tell you how old I am ... that would just depress me.  But, I will tell you what does not depress me ...


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes 


Cupcakes! 


Especially when they are in fun red liners from acupcakery.com!!  Red is my absolute favorite color, and the liners stayed nice and bright after baking.  I love that!


So, to celebrate my birthday I made a batch of cupcakes to share with you.  Of course, you are not here to eat them ... I guess that means I will have to eat all these dark, moist, lucious, mocha cupcakes for you.  Oh, how I suffer!Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes 


These have a nice hit of coffee which is the perfect compliment to the Dutch-processed cocoa powder.  So, in honor of me, make a batch of these cupcakes.  Consider it my gift to you.   I'm off to celebrate! 


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes   Yield 12


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, beaten with
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons strong coffee (I used three tablespoons hot water with 1 tablespoon instant coffee)


Heat the oven to 350 F and line a 12-cup cupcake/muffin tin with liners. 


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes - Dry Ingredients 


Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.   Mix well.


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes - Wet Over Dry Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes - Batter


Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and coffee.  Blend until there are only a few small lumps left.


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes - Ready to Bake 


Scoop into lined cupcake tins and bake for 20 minutes, or until the centers spring back when lightly pressed.


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes - Cooling 


Cool for three minutes in the pan before removing the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes 


Frost as desired.


Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

Comments

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xaipete

Many happy returns and your cupcakes look terrific, as usual!


--Pamela

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gothicgirl

THank you very much!

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SylviaH

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!! GothicGirl...Looks like our birthdays are only a little over a week apart...just recently celebrated mine too!  Nice little cupcakes, thank you!


Sylvia

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gothicgirl

Happy Birthday to you, too!

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ques2008

happy, happy birthday!  those cupcakes are adorable.  you're right, something about the red color that adds that extra spark.  hope you have a blast!

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vincent

gothicgirl


wish you more cupcake to come.... more recipe to come happy happy birthday.....


 


vincent

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Debra Wink


I won't tell you how old I am ... that would just depress me.



Is that why the black frosting... or does it cheer you to see your friends with black tongues? ;-)  Once again, your photography is beautiful. You've convinced me that I'm going to have to make myself a light box.


Happy Birthday!
dw

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cakesy

I made these last week and they were so good! Your cupcakes are beautiful...how do you get the frosting so perfect? Thanks for the great recipe...I will definitely make these again :)

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gothicgirl

I am so glad you liked them!

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pat3ck

Thanks for sharing this cupcake recipe! Looks yummy especially the dark chocolate top!