Coffee Cupcakes

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Coffee cupcakes are a delicious and grown-up cupcake flavor.  Add Bailey's buttercream icing to it and you've got an Irish Coffee Cupcake!

Coffee cupcakes topped with Bailey's buttercream icing to make Irish Coffee Cupcakes.

Topped with Bailey's frosting these Irish coffee cupcakes are decidedly grown up.  I actually used decaf coffee in my coffee cupcakes, but you could certainly use regular coffee if you want that caffine kick.

Coffee cupcakes topped with Bailey's buttercream icing to make Irish Coffee Cupcakes surrounded by coffee beans on a white surface.

Coffee Cupcake Icing Ideas:

Coffee cupcakes ingredients on a wooden cutting board, surrounded by coffee beans.

Coffee Cupcake Recipe:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup powdered instant decaf coffee
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Coffee cupcakes batter in a clear pyrex bowl with a whisk.

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add wet ingredients and mix together to form the cake batter.

This is a coffee version of crazy cake, my favorite chocolate cake recipe.  I think it's even easier to make than a box mix, and the taste is amazing.

Unbaked coffee cupcakes in a cupcake tin on a white marble surface.

Scoop batter into lined cupcake tins.

Coffee cupcakes in a cupcake tin, surrounded by coffee beans on a white marble surface.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Four coffee cupcakes topped with Bailey's frosting on a white background, surrounded by coffee beans.

Let cool and top with your favorite frosting.  I used a whole coffee bean as the simple cupcake topper on these Irish coffee cupcakes.

Four coffee cupcakes topped with Bailey's frosting on a white background, surrounded by coffee beans.

Are you making anything special for St. Patrick's day?

One Page, Printable Coffee Cupcakes Recipe:

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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