Coconut Mocha Cupcakes

Shawna

Coconut Mocha Cupcakes
Coconut Mocha Cupcakes

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4

    c. flour

  • 2

    c. sugar

  • 3/4

    c. cocoa

  • 2

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    c. buttermilk

  • 1/2

    c. oil

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla (or 1/2 tsp. vanilla & 1/2 tsp. coconut extract)

  • 1

    c. freshly brewed coffee

  • Icing:

  • 2

    c. unsalted butter, softened

  • 2

    tsp. vanilla (or 1 tsp. vanilla & 1 tsp. coconut extract)

  • 1/8

    tsp. salt

  • 2/3

    c. cocoa

  • 5

    c. powdered sugar

  • 3-5

    T. cold coffee

Directions

Heat oven to 350ยบ. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder & salt into bowl. Mix on low til combined. Combine buttermilk, oil, eggs & vanilla. Add slowly to dry ingredients. Add coffee. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or til tests done. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. For icing: Beat butter, vanilla & salt til creamy. Sift together cocoa & powdered sugar. Gradually add to butter on low til fluffy. Once incorporated, add 3 T. coffee. On medium speed, beat 5 minutes. If frosting needs to be thinner, add more coffee gradually, 1 tsp. at a time. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with toasted coconut.

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