Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Caffé Latte Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Caffé Latte cupcakes / Kohvimuffinid toorjuustuvõõbaga

Do you like a cup of coffee first thing in the morning? Moreover, do you like a sprinkling of cinnamon on your morning latté?* If yes, then these are the perfect cupcakes for you. A hint of coffee, a hint of cinnamon - and a generous slashing of cream cheese frosting on top of that all. Oh - and even if you cannot really taste the cream liqueur in the finished cupcakes, the fact that you know it's there, makes these especially tempting :)

* I do. 

Caffé Latte Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
(Kohvimuffinid toorjuustuvõõbaga)
Makes 12 medium-sized cupcakes

Caffé Latte cupcakes / Kohvimuffinid toorjuustuvõõbaga

2 large eggs
150 g caster sugar
100 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
50 g sour cream or creme fraiche
150 ml milk
1 Tbsp instant coffee granules (I used Nescafé Gold)
2 Tbsp cream liqueur (Bailey's, Vana Tallinn or such like)
200 g plain/all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cream cheese frosting:
50 g butter, at room temperature
100 g plain cream cheese (I used Philly), at room temperature
80 g confectioner's sugar

Whisk eggs and sugar until thick and foamy. Fold in the melted butter, sour cream, milk, coffee granules and cream liqueur. Combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl, then stir into the wet ingredients.
Spoon the batter into 12 muffin tins lines with paper muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 200 C/400 F oven for about 15 minutes, until the muffins are cooked through (test for doneness with a wooden toothpick - it shoud only have couple of moist crumbs on it, when inserted into a muffin).
Transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely. Remove the paper cups carefully.
To make the cream cheese frosting, stir the softened butter, cream cheese and icing sugar until thoroughly combines. Pipe or spread onto the muffins.
Decorate the cupcakes with chocolate coffee beans, instant coffee granules or a dusting of ground cinnamon.

16 comments:

Liisu said...

Nämm nämm nämm, tahaks väga!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Beautiful -- coffee and dessert all in one. I'm definitely bookmarking!

Josie said...

These look delicious. I've often wanted to try a latte-cupcake recipe to cross two of my dearest loves and these sound fantastic

MeetaK said...

ummm this i could do with right now! i love coffe flavored desserts and cakes!

Kat said...

mmm, yum. need näevad superhead välja. Peaks kindlasti ka proovima.

ChichaJo said...

I love coffee...and making my big glass of latte in the mornings is a ritual I enjoy! These cupcakes combine that with luscious dessert-ness...perfect!!!

Happy cook said...

I love my coffee and this cupcake i would love to have anytime of the day.

maybelle's mom said...

oh, these sound delicious. coffee and chocolate work so well.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pille, these are so adorable! And I love a sprinkle of cinnamon in just about anything (love it over my hot cocoa). :)

Nanny said...

Meravigliosi ,fanno venire l'acquolina in bocca,bravissima!

Desmone007 said...

Awesome....looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try this recipe.

eliza said...

these muffins look very good, especially with the cofee liqueur in it. thanks for visiting my blog recently!

Heatherfeather said...

These look wonderful!

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Paz said...

Yum!

Paz

Gourmet Mama said...

I am in love! With these cookies! Coffee and cookies. Great! Coffee in cookies. To die for. Thanks so much for this recipe.