Get your caffeine fix with these super moist, flavorful, eggless coffee chocolate cupcakes, topped with caramel mascarpone cream. It’s my favorite recipe, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser for the upcoming holiday parties.
Say Hello to the best coffee chocolate cupcakes that I’ve made. The exact recipe that I’ve been making for the last many years, and one of the first recipes I posted on this blog, was this CUPCAKE. The frosting is a beautiful, delicately flavored cream which holds well with a touch of mascarpone. The coffee is pronounced, but not bitter, and will not keep you up :). It’s a coffee lover’s dream.
There was a time when I was obsessed with CUPCAKE WARS. I’m sure many of you were. Watching that kept me on the edge. The flavors they produced in that amount of time was ridiculous. And those crazy cupcake tiers that were built in an hour or so, just made me wonder if it was really possible. There’s something about the beauty in these mini portions of cake. Entertaining is easier, and it looks gorgeous on a pedestal.
I remember I would write down the flavor profiles in my diary. Coffee and chocolate being my favorites. I very well remember I made a few, maybe a couple, all the rest that were written were just that. However, this one recipe by a vegan baker who made some immensely amazing cupcakes intrigued me. This coffee chocolate cupcake is definitely inspired by that.
This weekend I woke up with a hurt pinky and decided to make cupcakes since they didn’t need chopping or intense efforts. I added a good dose of my South Indian coffee brew, and a sprinkling of espresso to kick it up. What really pulled this together was the caramel in the frosting to make it taste like a caramel macchiato.
IT WAS D I V I N E!!!!! I doubled the batch and was left with just two by the end of Sunday evening. That says it all.
It’s light, has the right amount of moisture, and the best is that it’s egg less. If you want to make it fully vegan, use vegan margarine and leave the mascarpone, it’s great too. Garnish with anything you like. I had these mini chocolate moulds from back then when I was a cupcake war fan:).