Coffee cupcakes topped with coffee buttercream on a wooden board with cake forks at the side.
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Coffee Cupcakes

Delicious coffee cupcakes that are easy to make and packed full of coffee flavour. Perfect topped with coffee buttercream. Recipe VIDEO below.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coffee powder or instant coffee granules ground in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 165 g soft light brown sugar
  • 165 g soft margarine or butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • tsp milk
  • tsp salt

Extras

  • 12 cupcake cases

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan.
  • Place your cupcake cases into a muffin tin.
  • Sift the self-raising flour (150g), coffee powder (10g) into a large bowl and salt (⅛ tsp). Add the remaining ingredients (3 medium eggs, 165g soft margarine, 165g soft light brown sugar and 1½ tsp milk) and mix until fully combined (either by hand or using an electric mixer on a low speed).
  • Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases (I use a cupcake scoop to help split it evenly).
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool in their tins for about 10 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool fully before decorating.

Video

Notes

These cupcakes are topped with coffee buttercream or if you prefer a different flavour then take a look at my cupcake index where you’ll find a selection of different ones to try.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11% | Calcium: 2.5% | Iron: 2.4%