These grown-up cupcakes taste like a cup of coffee spiced with cinnamon and allspice. The creamy coffee frosting is easy to make adding instant coffee to canned white frosting.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins at 350°
12 cupcakes


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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12 cups in standard-size muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon and salt.

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  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl about 2 minutes or until light colored and smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternating with brewed coffee. Divide batter among prepared liners, 1/3 cup in each.

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  • Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let cupcakes cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan to rack and cool completely.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine instant coffee, vanilla and 1 teaspoon warm water. Stir until coffee is dissolved. Stir in white frosting until blended and no dark streaks remain. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon over each cupcake. Decorate tops with coffee beans.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; total fat 17g; saturated fat 9g; cholesterol 67mg; sodium 141mg; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 1g; protein 3g.