These delicious Mocha Cupcakes are a coffee and chocolate lovers dream! This Mocha Cupcakes recipe is easy to make and is sure to please as a sweet treat.

Mocha Cupcakes Recipe – A Coffee and Chocolate Lovers Dream!

Coffee, chocolate and cupcakes…a match made in heaven! There is nothing more that I enjoy each more than my cup of coffee. I don’t even make it until I know full well I can actually enjoy the first sip still piping hot without someone calling me away from my beloved cup. So when there isn’t any time to enjoy my coffee hot, my go to would be mocha cupcakes chock full of all the goodness I love and enjoy – chocolate and coffee rolled into a cupcake, or breakfast muffin should you choose to call it such LOL. Check out this Mocha Cupcakes recipe to get a bit of everything you love in just one bite.

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Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

Shortcut shopping list for the Mocha Cupcakes recipe combines the Cupcakes and Frosting ingredients:

Butter – sweet cream unsalted
Whole milk
Heavy whipping cream
Cocoa powder
Baking soda
Baking powder
Powdered Sugar
Granulated sugar
Vanilla extract

Mocha Cupcakes
These delicious Mocha Cupcakes are a coffee and chocolate lovers dream!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
21 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
21 min
Cupcake Ingredients
  1. 1 C soft sweet cream unsalted butter
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 C whole milk
  4. 1 1/3 C flour
  5. 1/2 C cocoa powder
  6. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1 C granulated sugar
  10. 2 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting Ingredients
  1. 3 C powdered sugar
  2. 1/2 C cocoa powder
  3. 1 C sweet cream unsalted butter
  4. 5 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  5. 3 Tbsp cooled freshly brewed coffee
  1. Preheat oven at 350
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners
  3. Cream sugar with butter until light and creamy
  4. Add egg
  5. Add vanilla extract
  6. In a separate bowl combine and mix thoroughly flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa
  7. Begin adding the dry mixture in with the butter and sugar combination, alternating the dry ingredients with the milk
  8. Gently stir in the fresh brewed coffee, beat well until all combined
  9. Scoop the batter into the paper liners until each cup is 3/4 filled
  10. Bake at 350 for 21 minutes
  11. Remove from baking pan and allow to cool
  1. Put softened butter in the mixing bowl, powdered sugar and cocoa, and beat until the combination looks like little pebbles.
  2. Add whipping cream and brewed coffee and mix until peaks appear
  3. If it doesn't peak, then add 1/2 C more of powdered sugar
  4. Continue to mix until the frosting forms peaks
  5. Frost using a piping bag or use a zip lock bag by cutting a corner adding a tip to frost your cupcakes
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These delicious Mocha Cupcakes are a coffee and chocolate lovers dream! This Mocha Cupcakes recipe is easy to make and is sure to please as a sweet treat.

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Comments (26)

  • Oh my!!! These look amazing!!! Yummo!! Making them for the 4th of july!! Can’t wait!! Love that you made everything from scratch 😉

  • These sound so good. They look yummy. I can’t wait to give these a try soon. Thank you so much for sharing

  • These look so amazing! How tasty!

  • I love coffee! Coffee desserts are my favorites as well, Tiramisu is my #1! 🙂 These cupcakes sound delicious, and they are so pretty! I will definitely be making a batch of these very soon!

  • Wow, these look great. Plus, a little caffeine can’t hurt.

  • I love chocolate and coffee. These look so good I copied the recipe.

  • Mmmmmm I love Coffee and I love chocolate. These look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Love the flavor combination; I need those right now 🙂

  • This cupcake recipe looks so yummy and not hard to make. My family won’t know it has coffee in them and chocolate is always good. Thanks for sharing.

  • These look and sound delicious. I love chocolate and coffee so these are perfect!

  • I couldn’t picture me eating this but my son and my step dad and husband who all love coffee so much maybe they would try it and I know my son is 9 and I yell at my step dad when he gets him coffee sometimes, but rarely ever anymore. My son loves the milkshakes from wawa that is cappuccino so I am sure he’d love this coffee mocha cupcake.

  • These are so good. I love this recipe. I have kept this in my recipe file to make again. Thank you so much

  • I am soooo pinning this! I am a huge coffee and chocolate lover. I am seriously addicted to it. This recipe would put me in HEAVEN!!!! Thank you so much for posting this!! <3 <3 <3

  • I don’t care if it doesn’t have that much caffeine, I love chocolate and coffee flavors together too.

  • I just saved these!! They are making my mouth water just looking at the picture. Thanks for sharing!

  • I never have drank coffee..but I find myself enjoying mocha flavored items…but chocolate cupcakes too….ahh..even though it only takes a little over a half hour to prepare…I am an old guy who CAN’T bake…any chance you could sell me some..3 dozen?

  • These look like heaven.

  • These do sound yummy, and I love whipped cream frosting and the flavor combo – oh boy. I think I reheat one cup of coffee several times before it is done!

  • These cupcakes are indeed a coffee and chocolate lovers dream!

  • I have the perfect occasion in mind for this dessert. Im so glad that I saw this recipe today. I know that it will be a hit!

  • I cant wait to try this dessert! It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it!

  • This recipe will be perfect for tomorrow. I really needed a new idea and this has me inspired. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  • I am a chocolate lover and these look decadent. Cant wait to try them.

  • Those look and sound amazing. Going to try to make these for the holidays.

  • These look and sound so delicious, I can’t wait to make them. And a perfect time of year to offer them while hosting holiday gatherings. Thank you for offering an easy print verison also.

  • These sound delicious!! Pinned and saved for later! Thanks for posting! 🙂


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