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Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

Dairy Free Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 1 hours
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 18 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cupcakes 1x

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 24 tablespoons water, as needed
  • 45 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C) and place liners in a muffin pan.
  2. In a bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, beat sugar, espresso and shortening at a medium speed until fluffy – about 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated.
  4. Add vanilla extract, water and cocoa powder, beating until incorporated.
  5. Add Kaluha, salt and baking soda, beating until incorporated.
  6. Add flour in three parts, scraping sides as needed and mixing until smooth.
  7. Divide batter between muffin liners – filling about halfway.
  8. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow muffins to cool completely before frosting.
  10. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, beat shortening, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt and water until smooth. Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

You can substitute the shortening with unsalted butter or coconut oil if you prefer.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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