Mocha Cupcakes

  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. coffee powder
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. margarine -- softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Place the coffee powder and water in a small bowl and mix until the coffee has dissolved. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix until well combined. Beat the margarine and sugar until light, fluffy, and light lemon colored, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the egg and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and half of the flour mixture, and beat well. Add the coffee mixture and then the remaining flour mixture.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and fill 18 muffin cups lined with paper liners two-thirds full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost with your favorite frosting.

  • Yields: 18 servings
  • Preparation Time: About 30 minutes
Related Articles: 

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.