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Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x




  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (I used cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Mocha Frosting

  • Click the link above for the recipe.


  1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, coffee, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Frost when cooled to room temperature.
  6. To make frosting, click the link above.
  7. Pipe onto cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a chocolate covered espresso bean if desired.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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