Aug 012010
 

I made these for a BBQ and oddly enough I never had even one!!! I hope my friends who had them like them!!!

Pictures

the Ingredients

the Ingredients

Adding Cocoa Powder

Adding Cocoa Powder

Mixing

Mixing

Water/Espresso/Vanilla Mix

Water/Espresso/Vanilla Mix

Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

Batter

Batter

Before the Oven

Before the Oven

After the Oven

After the Oven

Frosting Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

Mixing

Mixing

Frosted

Frosted

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
Kahlua Frosting
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)