Cafe Mocha Cupcake with Mocha Buttercream Frosting (Small Batch)


I am so excited to share this recipe with you. I just made my Mocha Buttercream Frosting and I am so excited to use it for this Cafe Mocha Cupcakes. The frosting itself is so good, but when teamed up with this Cupcake, it was even more divine! Perfect combination.


Since I am not a coffee drinker, I have to find ways to enjoy coffee in different way. This is my way of enjoying it, coffee in my bake deserts! I love the flavor of Mocha when used in baking, just like my Mocha Chiffon Cake and Coffee Chiffon Cake. The flavor is very subtle, and when paired with a smooth and creamy frosting like Mocha Buttercream Frosting, it is dangerously addictive.



This recipe is a variation of my Chocolate CupcakesVanilla Cupcakes and Matcha Cupcakes. That is how easy this recipe that I can easily create different variations and flavor. I hope that you will get to try any of my cupcake recipes, once you do, you will certainly fall in love with it too. Let’s get started!


Small Batch : Makes 3-4 cupcakes

    • ¼ + 2 tbsp cup flour
    • 1/4 tsp coffee powder (Increase/decrease depending on how strong you want the coffee flavor)
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • ⅛ tsp baking soda
    • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    • 2  tbsp milk  (Powdered milk can also be used. Add 1.5 tsp powdered milk to 2 tbsp water)
    • Mocha Buttercream Frosting

For Other Frosting Options :

Instructions :
  1. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk together wet ingredients.
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together until combined.
  4. Spoon into cupcake liners and bake at  350F  until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    • Medium size cupcake liners (2 small ice cream scoop) : 4 cupcakes , 12-14 minutes
    • Large size cupcake liners (3 small ice cream scoop): 3 cupcakes , 14 – 16 minutes
  5. Let cool and decorate with Mocha Buttercream Frosting or any frosting you like.


Makes 3-4 cupcakes


Try it and let me know how it goes. Feel free to share this recipe, and let’s get the community baking!♥



Categories: Cupcakes

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