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Espresso Cupcakes

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Espresso Cupcakes
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Love coffee? Here's the fudgy cupcake to make your tastebuds smile. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 14, 2011
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder

Filling

1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
2
teaspoons milk
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1
cup powdered sugar

Frosting and Garnish

1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped milk chocolate frosting
Chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    Make batter as directed on box; gently stir in 1 tablespoon espresso powder just until blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake and cool as directed on box for cupcakes.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, milk, 2 teaspoons espresso powder and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon mixture into decorating bag fitted with 1/4-inch (#9) writing tip.
  • 4
    To fill each cupcake, insert tip of bag into center of cooled cupcake; gently squeeze bag until cupcake expands slightly but does not burst (each cupcake should be filled with about 1 tablespoon filling).
  • 5
    Stir 1 teaspoon espresso powder into the frosting. Spoon frosting mixture into decorating bag fitted with 3/4-inch (#824) star tip. Pipe over tops of cupcakes. Garnish with espresso beans. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Instant coffee granules can be substituted for the instant espresso coffee powder. The flavor will probably not be as intense.
  • Mascarpone cheese is an Italian buttery, rich double-cream to triple-cream cheese made from cow's milk.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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