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Delicious Mocha Cupcake Recipe

Updated on October 16, 2014

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Cupcakes are the new rage in desserts. Even brides are choosing cupcakes over the traditional wedding cake these days. The Cupcake Club offers lots of different views of the cupcake so I hope you will check them all out.

This is one of my favorite cupcake recipes because it includes two of the foods I love, chocolate and coffee. Mix them together and you have a real treat.

If you love mocha flavor, and most do, you will treasure this recipe and reach for it often.

You can also change up this recipe by adding some walnuts to the batter and finely chopping some more walnuts to sprinkle on top of the whipping cream.

Please give this recipe a try. These cupcakes look so pretty displayed on a footed plate you will get lots of oohhs and aahhs.

Chocolate and coffee makes mocha, two of my favorite flavors. I prefer to whip my own whipping cream but in a pinch you could use the ready made whipping cream or the kind you spritz from a can.

  • Prep time: 45 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 20


  • 2 tablespoons instant expresso coffee powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 large egg
  • lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • cocoa for dusting or chocolate sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cupcake pans with 20 paper liners
  3. Place the coffee powder, butter, sugar, honey and water in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into a large heatproof bowl and let cool. When the mixture has cooled, add the flour and cocoa, mixing well. Place the milk and baking soda in a bowl and stir to dissolve, then add to the mixture with the egg and beat together until smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into the paper liners.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before topping with whipped cream
  7. If you are making your own whipping cream, add 1 cup whipping cream to your bowl and whip until soft peaks are formed. You may add about 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar if you like your whipping cream a little sweeter.
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Footed Server

Display your works of art on a beautiful footed serving plate. Footed servers are not only used for cakes but you can display your cupcakes on them too! Plus, there are so many adorable footed servers on the market today. I'm sure you can find one you love.

Rosanna Red Dots Pedestal Cake Stand, Gift-boxed
Rosanna Red Dots Pedestal Cake Stand, Gift-boxed

I love this one. Cute and whimsical just like cupcakes


The Definition of Mocha

According to Barron's Food Lover's Companion the definition of Mocha (Mo-Ka) is:

1. Originaly the word mocha referred to a very fine coffee grown in Arabia and shipped from Yemen's port of Mocha. Today, this strong, slightly bitter, coffee is still available but not quite so popular as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries.

2. A hot coffee and chocolate beverage.

I think of mocha as something with chocolate and coffee flavors and that is why I love this cupcake recipe.

My Favorite Tool is my Spatula- A must have in the kitchen

The spatula is a very handy kitchen tool. I use mine when baking and mixing but I also use a spatula when cooking in pans that I don't want to scratch. I have several different sized spatula's but the one I use the most is shaped a little like a spoon so that not only does it scrape the sides of my bowl but it can also be used to scoop ingredients out of the bowl.

MIU France Set of 4 Silicone Spatulas, Pastel Colors
MIU France Set of 4 Silicone Spatulas, Pastel Colors

A good set of spatula's is a must in every kitchen. Whether mixing cupcake batter or pancakes. They also work great when stirring food in a pot. They don't scratch and they last forever.


Cupcake Liners

Remember when you could only find cupcake liners that were in pastel colors? Well, that has all changed and the variety of cupcake liners will astound you. Find some pretty cupcake liners for your next batch of cupcakes.

If you like that, you might also like ... - All this fun cupcake stuff

Transport your cupcakes in style

After all your work in the kitchen, get your cupcakes to their destination all in one piece with the frosting in place. Plus, you won't mess up your car.

Cupcake Courier 36-Cupcake Plastic Storage Container, Petal Pink
Cupcake Courier 36-Cupcake Plastic Storage Container, Petal Pink

Pretty carrier in pink. Little girls love this one.


Electric Mixers

Baking is always easier with a mixer and this is the one I have. It took me 40 years to get it but I love it. I use it for just about everything and even have an attachment that grinds meat! The KitchenAid brand has been around for a very long time and is a trusted mixer. I still have a white KitchenAid that was a wedding gift over 50 years ago. It still runs perfectly but the bowl was too small for the big batches of cookies that I make....therefore, I saved until I could get my beautiful red KitchenAid. I still use them both!

KitchenAid 4-1/2-Quart Ultra Power Stand Mixer, Empire Red
KitchenAid 4-1/2-Quart Ultra Power Stand Mixer, Empire Red

This is the one I Wish I had, only because I love the color. RED!


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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      coffee & chocolate are a match made in heaven

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      Ninche 4 years ago

      cupcake and mocha in the same sentence...I mean bite - delicious! thank you for the recipe!

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      florin87 5 years ago

      Delicious, great lens..

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I love mocha...must give your cupcake recipe a try:)

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      @Gypzeerose: I can't thank you enough for pinning this. You've made my day

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love coffee and chocolate, I have pinned this to my Food and Cooking board so that others can eat these too!

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago


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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: Thanks for the thumbs up! Hope you get a chance to try these....if you do, let me know how they tasted!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      these look yummy, glad I viewed this today, gave your lens 'thumbs up'.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cupcakes, can't do without them. Gotta love them :) Looks like a great recipe.

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      I love coffee and chocolate. This is the perfect recipe for me. Thanks for sharing!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      These sound delicious - but it's rare when cupcakes don't sound amazing.

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I'm a super cupcake's fan.

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      @squid-janices7: Thanks for the visit...I love the colorful liners too.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Cute cupcake liner choices too.

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      @Sylvestermouse: You, my friend, must be a chocolate and coffee lover, just like me. I hope you love the cupcakes.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, yeah! This is definitely a recipe I need to try!

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      @aka-rms: That is truly an honor. Thank you so much.

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      This yummy cupcake recipe is being featured at the Cupcake Club blog today!