Coffee Orange Cupcakes: Coffee Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients 
(makes about 8 standard cupcakes) 
Coffee cupcakes:

  • Flour – 120gm
  • Brown sugar – 70gm
  • White sugar – 50gm
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Expresso – 60ml (I used kerala coffee)
  • Milk – 30ml
  • Cocao powder – 30gm 
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Instant Coffee powder – 2 tablespoons 
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon 

Orange buttercream frosting:

  • Butter – 100gm
  • Icing sugar – 200-250gm (as required for the piping consistency)
  • Orange zest – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder/ ground cinnamon – pinch (can be more if you like a stronger cinnamon flavor)
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice – 21/2 tablespoon 

Method
Coffee cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to about 170 degrees celsius and line the cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • Cream the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat in one egg at a time using an electric blender. 
  • Add the cocoa powder and coffee powder to the mixture. 
  • Sift in the flour- baking powder (dry mix) in batches and mix well. 
  • Add the expresso and the milk and whip the batter for a couple of minutes, until thoroughly mixed.
  • Fill the cupcake liners to about 2/3rd and bake for about 18 minuted, check from about 15 minutes. Check with a kebab stick or a tooth pick to see if its completely baked.
Once the cupcakes are baked. Let them cool. 
Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream the butter until light, pale and fluffy. 
  • Beat in the icing sugar in batches. 
  • Add the orange juice and orange zest. 
  • Beat in the rest of the icing sugar. 
  • Add a dash of milk if necessary, it gives a nice smooth texture to the buttercream (if you have cream even better).
  • Add in the cinnamon powder. 
  • Whip until the required consistency. 
Pipe them on to the cupcakes and enjoy! 
These babies taste so GOOD!!! i wasn’t expecting that amazing combination to be honest but they are great…. I also made a big batch of them on order to a restaurant in Goa…. and so  i finally have proper internet now, so more excuses for not posting regularly! 

Happy Baking 
xoxo

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