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25th October 2016

Coffee & Chocolate Cupcakes

Anyone else out there sometimes think that the only reason they are surviving is due to the amount of caffeine they are consuming?! Please don’t tell me I am the only one. It seems that Alyssa has been teething for almost a month solid(damn you big back teeth!!!) as well as having had that virus and chest infection so believe you me in the past few months I have drunk A LOT of coffee! This got me thinking, that perhaps I should start cooking with coffee too because then I could increase my caffeine intake even more and I may even at some point feel like I am awake as opposed to feeling like I am  sleeping through the day. So this one is for all the sleep deprived people out there still trying to adult…



Ingredients (makes 18)  flour spilling onto wood from a kilnerjar

140g Golden Caster Sugar

140g Butter, softened

3 Large Eggs

140g self-raising flour

2 Tbsp Coffee, filtered (try www.gourmesso.co.uk)


For the Icing:

200g butter, softened

200g icing sugar

2 tsp Coffee, filtered

50g plain chocolate



  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Line 18 holes in 2 bun tins with fairy cake cases. Beat the sugar with the butter until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one by one, adding 1 tbsp flour at the same time. Beat in the rest of the flour along with the espresso. Spoon into the cake cases and bake for 17 mins, swapping the trays after 12 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. To make the icing, beat the butter until pale, then gradually beat in the icing sugar, followed by the espresso and the melted chocolate. When the cakes are completely cool, swirl the icing generously on top and decorate with coffee beans, if you like.



4 cupcakes on a plate

There you have it everyone gorgeous Coffee & Chocolate Cupcakes so you can get your caffeine hit on the go. I’ve used amazing filtered coffee from Gourmesso where you can also get some amazing tea too. Do you put coffee in everything?


  1. Claire says:

    It’s so weird, I absolutely hate coffee, cannot stand the stuff as a drink, but put it in a cake and I’m sold! thee look lovely x #foodiefriday

  2. Omg heaven these look so nice I love coffee and I too drink way to much #foodiefriday

  3. Oh these look so good! Yes to coffee in everything. I’m not sure I can survive a day without it!


  4. molly says:

    Yum, will have to give these a try! I bet they are good with a cup of coffee too! #foodiefriday

  5. Those look so tasty. I definitely like the idea of a caffeine hit on the go because I don’t always have time to sip a hot coffee! #foodiefriday

  6. Omg these look unreal! The more caffeine the better! x #foodiefriday

  7. Helena says:

    These look fantastic. I wonder if you can cook with tea. #FoodieFriday

  8. Tammymum says:

    Ooooh these look lovely and I think the coffee would put my kids off so more for me (yay!) #foodiefriday ?

  9. This is my dream combinations. They look beautiful too. I’m hosting a tea party soon and think these will be perfect x #foodiefriday

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