Almost There: Recipe: Chocolate Banana Coffee Cupcakes...oh my!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Coffee Cupcakes...oh my! I know it's the new year and all that and many people are probably doing that diet thing. But hey, we can all use a little chocolate in moderation, right?

These particular cupcakes happen to combine a few of my favorite things: chocolate + bananas + coffee +powdered sugar + honey almond cream cheese + more chocolate. Holy mess. These are beautiful.

I got most of this recipe from The Joy of Baking, but I did make some additions (coconut oil, instant coffee, and the frosting). Here's the version I did.

Chocolate Banana Coffee Cupcakes

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 3/4 tbsp. instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350. 

2. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl, followed by wet ingredients. 

3. Pour batter into a muffin pan lined with 12 cupcake liners. Fill about 2/3 full. 

4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey almond cream cheese
1. Mix all these ingredients together (preferably with a mixer but mine broke tonight so it worked without!)

2. Once cupcakes are cooled, ice with yummy frosting mix and eat! 

Hope you enjoy! And if you are dieting, it's fine if you just pin them for a reward when you aren't! 

—Holli Anne

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