Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

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dear merkenlots,I’m sorry I wrecked them for you by involving coffee. I apologize.

cat is sleeping beside me like a cutie right now

Made some cupcakes. Simple cupcakes. Martha Stewart’s one bowl chocolate cupcake to be exact. I’ve never made it before and saw it on a blog and they look pretty awesome. So I made them. Because I’m impulsive like that. I happened to have some buttermilk but no safflower oil so I just used vegetable oil. Things turned out swell, just swell. I made some espresso buttercream to go on top because I’ve been going through a chocolate/coffee phase lately.

It accidentally is the best buttercream I’ve ever made. It’s a canadian style buttercream, made with icing sugar and butter. And espresso powder. And water. That’s it. I just threw random amounts in and whipped it until it looked good. Oh so good. The cupcakes themselves have kind of a baking soda-y taste if you know what I mean, but they’re still pretty good. Really light and fluffy and chocolatey.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo these cupcakes rock my socks to the moon and back x3. I’m lazy and don’t want to type out the recipe so here’s a link to it riiiiiiiiiiiight here.  Make it!

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

    • I whipped maybe like 1 cup of really soft butter with 2 cups of icing sugar (or however much it takes to come together) and then added 1 tbsp espresso powder, a tbsp of cocoa for colour and a few splashes of water to thin it out since I didn’t have milk. I was surprised at how well it actually turned out! I hardly ever use recipes for frostings or icings haha. I seem to be lucky that they work out!

  1. Dear Hoopz,
    I would just like you to know that when Facebook automatically updated about your blog, it put in certain “merkenlots” type things. Go look and I’m sure you’ll see what I mean. It made me laugh though and I’m sure I’ll still suffer through one tomorrow.

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