Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

It’s hot today, very strange kind of summer we are having here.  
The oven is on so it makes everything feel hot, I am making vegan gingerbread for my nephews birthday and need to get the cake-drawn out so I know what I am doing, it will involve dinosaurs and I am a little bit nervous…

For now, I have a cupcake recipe to share which my lovely taste tester critiqued and said that she would have loved a bit more coffee in there. My Chef boy says it’s enough for him so you decide if you need to add more.
Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
Serves: 16
  • 115g butter, room temperature
  • 115g raw sugar
  • 115g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 125g self raising flour, sifted
  • 125 plain flour, sifted
  • 125ml milk, room temperature
  • splash of vanilla
  • ¼ cup of brewed strong espresso
  1. preheat oven to 180 C/160 C fan, line cupcake trays with papers
  2. beat butter and sugars until mixture is pale and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
  3. sift flours together in a separate bowl, add espresso and vanilla to milk
  4. add flour to butter mixture in 3 batches alternating with the milk and ending with flour until all added and mixed well
  5. spoon into cupcake papers
  6. bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden
  7. test with a skewer, it should come out clean
  8. remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack
Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

150g butter, room temperature
120g icing sugar
60ml milk, room temperature
60g cocoa
a few tablespoons of golden syrup

add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until fluffy, add more icing sugar if needed


Happy Friday friends, are you up to anything exciting?
Hope you are enjoying all sorts of fabulousness.
Many hugs ♥