I made these for a BBQ and oddly enough I never had even one!!! I hope my friends who had them like them!!!
Mocha Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 whole eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons cocoa powder, rounded
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
3 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 tablespoons Kahlua
16 ounces powdered sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Insert liners into a cupcake pan.
On medium speed, cream together the sugar, butter, and eggs until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in the sour cream.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.
In a measuring cup combine the water, coffee and vanilla.
Alternate adding the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/sour cream mixture with the coffee mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Remove cupcakes to wire rack and cool before frosting. (makes 29 cupcakes)
Frosting: Cream together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Mix in Kahlua, then powdered sugar in one cup increments until frosting reaches desired consistency. Apply to cupcakes. (frosts 24+ cupcakes generously)