Sunday, 28 September 2008

Cupcake Hero - Kahlua Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Am I the next Cupcake Hero? Not likely. Not compared to the amazingly talented crew at Cupcake Hero. But that does not stop me from baking cupcakes!

Cupcakes are the perfect to-go cake and half of this batch is on it's way to the city as we speak.

I made these for my teenage son - they are the perfect combination of chocolate, coffee and liqueur. I topped each off with a chocolate coated caramel ball, just for badness.

These are very rich and very good. Give 'em a try!

Kahlua Cupcakes - 125 Best Cupcake Recipes, Julie Hasson

Preheat oven to 350f.
Line one regular 12 cup cupcake pan with paper liners

1 cup a.p. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch salt
1/3 cup Kahlua
2 tsp instant coffee granules
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2 egg whites
1/3 cup buttermilk

1. In a small bowl, mix together first 4 ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together Kahlua and instant coffee.
3. In a larger bowl, using electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1/3 flour mixture, mix. Add buttermilk mixture, mix. Add 1/3 flour mixture, mix. Add Kahlua mixture, mix. Add last of flour mixture, mix until smooth.
4. Scoop batter into prepared pans, bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely and frost.

For mini cupcakes, reduce time to 15+ minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.

This is the cupcake brooding band album cover shot.

Kahlua Chocolate Fudge Frosting

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tbsp Kahlua
pinch salt

Process in food processor or stand mixer until combined. Add more Kahlua a few drops at a time if needed.

Frost cool cupcakes.

No chocolate cupcakes for puppies!