Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

I was in a baking mood and need a really interesting, not your standard cupcake.

I found, on another blog, this recipe. I searched for awhile but I kept coming back to this one.

I knew I had to give it a try. So glad I did.

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

original recipe: from Patti @ Recipe Under: Cupcake Recipe
recipe and pictures adapted by Kelly @ Something Different For Dinner.

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup strong cold coffee
  • 3/4 cup Kahlua
  • Kahlua Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a medium bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy; then beat in sugar until stiff peaks form.  Set aside. 

Letting my butter get to room temp. and my seperated eggs. The egg white, nice and stiff.

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy.  Beat in egg yolks one at a time. 

Sift flour, cocoa and baking soda together.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with coffee and Kahlua; blend well. 

Fold egg whites into batter.  Fill prepared cupcake cups to 2/3 full. 

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
Remove cupcakes from tins and cool on rack completely before frosting. 

Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.

Kahlua Buttercream Frosting
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Kahlua
  • 2-3 Tbsp. hot coffee

starting my frosting

frosting all done

In large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar.  Add cocoa powder, Kahlua and hot coffee.  Beat until smooth.  Frosts 2 dozen cupcakes.

sittin' perdy
Cheers!! Hope you enjoy! They were so amazing. The chocolate and coffe flavors went so well togeher. The Frosting is the best part!! Let me know if you try this recipe!! Let me know what you think!!


  1. They look and sound decadent and delicious!

  2. These blogs are leading me astray, sounds so lovely; I'm now off to hunt for Kahlua - not so well known in the UK but obviously loved by many!


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