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Coffee Cupcakes


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 40m

Delicious, moist coffee cupcakes! Perfect as a light snack and perfect with a cup of coffee!


  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 3⁄4 cup hot full-cream milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3⁄4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon spice
  • 1 x 600g Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 x 250g Vanilla Icing Kit
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 tbsp warm water


Step 1

Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 holes in muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Step 2

Dissolve coffee granules in hot milk and leave to cool a little.

Step 3

Beat eggs and oil for 2 minutes on high speed until well blended. Add milk with coffee and beat for 1 minute on high speed.

Step 4

Add Cinnamon spice to Vanilla Cake Mix. Add to egg mixture. Fold in gently by hand until combined.

Step 5

Divide the mixture between the muffin tins. Bake for about 35-40 minutes. The cupcakes will be cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes for 10 minutes and lay out on cool- ing rack. Don’t ice cupcakes until completely cool.

Step 6

For the icing, mix according to package instructions. Use a piping bag to pipe icing over each cupcake. Garnish with dark chocolate gratings.

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