Recipe by Michelle
"An easy chocolate cupcake that will cure any chocolate lover's craving. I find that, instead of using frosting, a bit of chocolate syrup on the top works best!"
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1 2/3 cups
instant coffee granules
2 1/4 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups
I used margarine and topped these with chocolate icing. They were gone in no time! The coffee and cayenne were a nice twist.
Not super impressed. They were ok. I definitely did not overbake but they still seemed a little on the dry side. Will not make again.
I made this for Mother's day. The cupcakes had a nice, thick flavor and the hint of coffee added an excellent taste. Made 18 cupcakes, and went excellent with the cream cheese frosting.
I used margarine instead of shortening because that's what I had on hand.It was fabulous 18 cupcakes exactly and 24 minutes in my oven.
I ended up with 21 cupcakes because I didn't want to fill the cups too full. They turned out moist, cakelike, filling, and very chocolatey! I topped them with chocolate syrup and sprinkles and they were delicious.
This recipe was just what I was looking for. I needed a tasty, moist chocolate cupcake to serve to kids and adults at my son's 4th birthday party. What a huge hit! And I didn't even frost them, just served with vanilla ice cream. I followed the recipe exactly, except omitted the cayenne...wasn't sure the little ones would like it. Next time I'll add the cayenne back in. Thanks for a great and, yes, "Super Easy" recipe!
This recipe was alright. The texure of the cupcakes was great, but I think the next time I make these I might have to add more cocoa, because I could barely taste the chocolate. Over all, this recipe was good, but it was not what I had begun to anticipate from what I had read in the reviews.
Very moist, dense, cupcakes that baked up beautifully. The flavor is somewhat mild - next time I would add 1/4 c more cocoa. I do not use granules of coffee in recipes, but instead substituted coffee made in a French press for the water. The coffee flavor isn't terribly intense, and the cayenne was not noticeable at all (I used 1/8 tsp.). Those who like the heat with their chocolate should add more. All in all, a solid recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Super Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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