“Aahhh, cappuccino!”

I bought new piping tips last week, even though I’d decided I was going to maybe lay off the cupcakes for awhile.

But, I can’t get away from them!  So I decided to make another recipe from 150 Best Cupcake Recipes:

Cappuccino Cupcakes with Whipped Cinnamon Buttercream.

They are good. There’s both finely ground coffee as well as a paste made with instant coffee in them, as well as chocolate chunks.

Sugar and caffeine. Probably good enough to have for breakfast, because there’s nothing wrong with having a cupcake for breakfast, right?

Cappuccino Cupcakes with Whipped Cinnamon Buttercream

Yields 24

30 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • For Cupcakes:
  • 2 C All-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp finely ground coffee
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tsp warm water
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C extra-light olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 C sour cream
  • 1 C chocolate chunks
  • For Cinnamon Buttercream:
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin pans with liners and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour, ground coffee, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together the instant coffee and water, to make a paste.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the sugar, olive oil, and eggs until smooth. Add in the coffee paste and vanilla, mixing well. With the mixer on low begin adding the flour mixture and sour cream, with three additions of flour, and two of sour cream. Mix until smooth, then fold in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Scoop the batter into the muffin tins, and bake 25 minutes, or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire racks.
  6. To make the buttercream, cream together the butter and shortening until fluffy. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time, scraping down the sides and up from the bottom of the bowl as necessary. Once all the sugar is added, slowly pour in the whipping cream. Once incorporated, whip on high for about 5-6 minutes.
Recipe Type: dessert, cupcakes

I think I have a new favorite dessert. Or snack. I’ll probably be extra-jittery at work today, but at least it’s Friday! Happy weekend!

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