Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Espresso Cupcake

Mocha Cupcakes

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold brewed coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 teaspoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat the coffee, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and vinegar together in a large bowl. Separately, in a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Combine wet and dry mixtures until well blended.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.

Espresso Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder OR 1 packet Starbucks VIA

Mix the espresso powder or Starbuck’s packet into the vanilla and set aside.

Blend together the butter and powdered sugar. Add the espresso mixture and continue to mix until well blended.

Sadie, aka Slap Dash Mom, loves baking and sharing her recipes and secrets (like how to cook tofu!) with others. Check out more of her shenanigans on Pinterest!


  1. Skyler says

    OH EM GEE these look fabulous!!!!! Definitely going to try these! I’m new to this site and love it already thank you! :))


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