Mini Coffee Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 24

Mini Cupcakes CAKES

75g butter softened
75g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
2 tsp coffee essence or espresso or very strong coffee
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder


200g icing sugar sifted
2 tbsp coffee essence or very strong coffee
chocolate-covered espresso beans (optional)KITCHEN KIT

1 x 24-hole mini-muffin tin mini-muffin cases

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line the muffin tin with paper cases.
Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the coffee essence, then sift over the flour and baking powder and fold in.
Divide among the paper cases in the muffin tin and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until risen and springy to the touch.
While the cupcakes are baking, make the icing. Place the icing sugar and the coffee essence in a bowl, mix together and add a little water (about ½-1 tbsp) and mix until smooth, adding more water if necessary: it should be spreadable.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack, then top each with a generous teaspoonful of icing or pipe a swirl of icing. Serve with a chocolate-covered espresso bean placed on top, if you wish.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies Recipe

Makes 36 cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the coffee liqueur. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Coffee Souffle Recipe

Makes 10 Servings

1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 envelope (1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
3 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, combine coffee, milk, half the sugar, half the salt and gelatin. Stir until solids are dissolved. Stir in remaining sugar and salt and the egg yolks. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, and mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat.
Whip the egg whites (with a pinch of salt, if desired) until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites and vanilla into slightly cooled custard. Pour into a serving dish or mold and chill until set.

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Coffee Cupcake Frosting Recipe

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup milk

In a small bowl, mash instant coffee with the back of a spoon until powdery. Stir in cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth, then stir in spice mixture and vanilla. Alternately beat in confectioners’ sugar and milk until desired consistency is achieved.

Nutella Coffee Brownies Recipe!

175 g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius Line a 9-inch square baking tin with parchment paper, with an extra 1cm on the sides.
2 Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate together over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and combined; leave to cool for 5 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together.
4 Whisk the eggs and coffee into the chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture and sugar; stir well to combine.
5 Pour the batter into prepared pan. Swirl the Nutella into the brownies and bake for around 25 minutes. You’ll want these to be fudgy and a little under-cooked when removed from the oven, but when they cool and firm up they’re really good!
6 Alternatively, bake for 30 minutes for a cake-like texture.