I made these for my best friends birthday a few weekends agone. I used my dark chocolate cupcake base from these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes together with added a delicious espresso buttercream with KAHLUA in it. How tin can you lot get incorrect when adding alcohol to baked goods? To top them off, I rolled the cupcakes inwards mini semisweet chips. For the chocolate java lovers. Make these for New Years! They tin be your concluding process of 2014.
Makes nearly xiv cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
one stick butter, melted too cooled
one 1/two c. all function flour
ane/two c. dark cocoa pulverisation (I used Hershey’second Special Dark)
1 tsp. baking soda
i/2 tsp. baking pulverisation
i/ii tsp. salt
i/two tsp. espresso pulverisation
1 c. granulated saccharide
1 large egg
ane/4 c. plain Greek yogurt (I used 0%)
i tsp. vanilla extract
1 ane/2 c. buttermilk
mini semisweet chips for rolling
For the buttercream:
1 c. butter, softened
ane/2 tsp. cocoa pulverisation
ane tsp. vanilla
i one/2 tsp. espresso pulverisation
ii tsp. Kahlua
three c. powdered carbohydrate
Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a cupcake tin with liners. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa pulverization, baking soda, baking powder, table salt, together with espresso pulverization. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg too saccharide. Whisk inwards the Greek yogurt, vanilla, buttermilk, as well as butter until shine. Add dry ingredients to wet too mix until merely combined. Pour batter into tins too fill them iii/4 the fashion total. Bake for xviii-xx minutes until tops are no longer jiggly together with a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before filling them. I go on them in the tins for ten-fifteen minutes too then cool the residue of the fashion on a cooling rack.
To make the buttercream, combine cocoa pulverization, vanilla, espresso powder, as well as Kahlua inward a pocket-sized bowl. Stir to combine. Add the butter to your electrical mixer too whip for iv-5 minutes on medium high speed until calorie-free as well as fluffy. Next, add cocoa espresso Kahlua mixture, together with trounce for some other ane-two min. Reduce speed and gradually add powdered sugar, i/two c. at a fourth dimension. Once incorporated, trounce for an additional one-ii minutes on high speed.
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, in addition to so curl edges inwards semisweet chips if desired.