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!
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.
I made them exactly as the recipe instructed and the batter was very thick and not at all pourable. They smelled unpleasant as they were baking and that was my first warning sign; they had a loose consistency once baked - and I didn't overbake - and tasted mostly like flour. The other people who I had try the first pan couldn't even tell what they were - I was asked what flavour they were supposed to be, which is never a good thing.
* 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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