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Amazing Mocha Cupcakes

Yield Makes 12 cupcakes 1x
Prep: 40 minutesCook: 18 minutesTotal: 58 minutes

A delicious mocha cupcake topped with creamy coffee frosting and chocolate chips.


Mocha cupcakes

  • 140 grams (1 cup) plain flour
  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Almond Breeze Chocolate Milk
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) hot coffee*

Chocolate mocha frosting

  • 115 grams (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 435 grams (3 and 1/2 cups) icing or powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Breeze Chocolate Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot coffee*
  • 50 grams (1/3 cup) chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (360 F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, sugars, baking powder and baking soda and stir to combine.
  2. Add melted butter, eggs, vanilla and chocolate almond milk and slowly stir. Add hot coffee and stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into cupcake liners and pop into the oven. Bake for approximately 18 or until just cooked through. Set cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  4. Add softened butter to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add 1/2 the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of Chocolate Almond Milk and continue to beat. Add remaining icing sugar, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon Chocolate Almond Milk. Finally, add hot coffee and beat until smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe frosting onto all 12 cupcakes and decorate with chocolate chips.


I added 1 teaspoon instant coffee to 1/4 cup hot water. The coffee taste is mild, if you would like a stronger flavour of coffee, add 1 tablespoon instant coffee to 1/4 cup hot water.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cupcake Calories: 425
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: DessertCuisine: American
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