Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe in "Cooking with Friends" cookbook. The original name is Monkey Lovin' Mocha Mouthfuls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 12-cup mini-muffin tin or 6-cup regular muffin tin (or use cupcake-liners), set aside.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in the top of double-boiler or microwave (MED power), stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Cool mixture slightly, then stir in sugar until smooth.
  4. Whisk in egg, liqueur, espresso powder.
  5. Gently fold in flour and chopped walnuts (DO NOT OVERMIX).
  6. Spoon batter into prepared tin; filling each cup about 3/4 full and place a walnut half in center of each cup.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven (350F) for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean (Note: Baking time is given for mini-cupcakes).
  8. Cool cupcakes in the tin for 5 minutes before turning them out onto wire rack to cool completely.

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