Special Mocha Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

"Topped with a fluffy frosting and chocolate sprinkles, these extra rich, extra delicious cupcakes smell wonderful while baking and taste even better!" Submitted to Taste of Home by Mary Bilyeu. It won first place in a cupcake contest!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, mix the eggs, coffee, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  2. Add to dry ingerdients; mix well.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.
  6. For frosting, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chips; stir until smooth.
  7. Add butter; beat until blended.
  8. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and coffee.
  9. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  10. Top with sprinkles; gently press down.
Most Helpful

was a little soft... and really sweet- I just made the frosting. I might try again but altering the recipe

Rose Ellen May 23, 2007

I made these for my family for Easter and they turned out beautiful! I actually only used about 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract because I ran out of it, but it still tasted great. The cake part was not too rich, but the frosting was very rich and delicious. It had a very mild coffee flavor. Thanks Courtly!

Karamia April 08, 2007

Easy to make, great taste!

ceilmary April 08, 2007