Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

Chocolate & Coffee.

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A classic combo.

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So much yum.

Remember those lavender cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream? I had a small amount of buttercream leftover, probably about half a cup, that I had put in the fridge for future use. I’m not sure how long you’re allowed to keep leftover buttercream in the fridge, but it probably lasts for a while…  I mean, its basically only butter, sugar, and flavouring.

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To convert the vanilla buttercream to espresso flavoured: I brought the small amount of buttercream to room temperature, added about half a tsp of instant decaf espresso powder mixed with a few drops of water, then blended it all back up into a glorious fluffy espresso flavoured buttercream.

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Need I say that it was delicious paired with a moist chocolate cupcake. I personally really liked the proportion of icing to cake with these cupcakes – not too much, but just enough to have some icing in every bite. Serious perfection.

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I’m bringing these over to Angie’s two-week celebration of the Fiesta Friday Anniversary event – hoping the guests will enjoy these cupcakes as much as I have!

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Can I come to Angie’s celebration too ?! :) Because those cupcakes look just D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S !
    I am also a big fan of the Chocolate/Coffee combination. Well Done !

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much =) Yes, please join, I’m sure Angie won’t mind because everyone is invited!

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  2. sarahgiebens says:

    Your cupcakes look fantastic! So pretty ^^ I bet they’re super delicious!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! Not going to lie, they were pretty delicious

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  3. alifemoment says:

    Wow, I love coffee and cupcakes too, great combination 😊😊😊

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  4. Shari says:

    The dessert table is always my favorite part of a party, and I am so glad you brought these! They look absolutely delectable. Coffee and chocolate are 2 of my favorite flavors.

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    1. Janine says:

      Haha, agreed, the dessert table is the best part! Thank you very much =)

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  5. These are just wonderful! You are quite right about the buttercream keeping for a while – it is only butter and sugar after all – not that I’ve tried it mind!! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday – have a good week!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you, Selma!

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  6. Nancy says:

    Mmmm…chocolate and espresso are such a natural pair…love them together! The cupcakes are beautiful and I’m sure they are absolutely delicious. :) So happy to have you arrive at the Fiesta Friday celebration with these in hand…thank you!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you, glad everyone had room for these! After all, there were so many other wonder treats!

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  7. These look incredible, love the combination of chocolate and espresso.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks – yes, such a classic =)

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  8. These are great! And they sound so delicious :) I’m not a huge fan of frosting, so the amount you have here seems just right.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! Yes I agree, I’ve made cupcakes in the past where it just seemed like there was way to much frosting to cake, so I really liked this ratio.

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  9. They look beautiful :)

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