Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mocha Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I love cupcakes. Their really a cinch to make, fun to decorate and really easy to give away (especially to a certain group of greedy monkeys) . So I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes but this time added some freshly brewed espresso and a nice shot of kahlua into the batter. They (the greedy monkeys at the park) absolutely loved it. Topped with a swirl of Swiss Meringue buttercream, it was a dream.
Mocha Cupcakes
replace milk/water in the recipe with freshly brewed espresso. Add a shot (or two) of kahlua (coffee liqueur)

Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream
90g sugar
2 large egg whites
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 t vanilla
90g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa

Whisk the egg whites with sugar over a bain marie until warm. Transfer mixture into the mixer and whip until it turns white and about doubles in volume. Add the vanilla. Finally, add the butter a stick at a time and whip. When amalgamated and smooth, whisk in the melted dark chocolate.


  1. These look delicious! Chocolate and coffee is one of my favorite combinations!

  2. very cute. and the dog is adorable~

  3. These looks so delish...since they are so cute an small I can eat more of them right??

  4. Is it meant to be a flourless cake???????????

  5. i love your dog staring adoringly at the cake!

  6. im going to try and make the buttercream now here goes will be back with my reviews! Sounds lush Sarah x