Day 67 – Mocha Latte Cupcakes

6 Oct

The weather is beautiful.  We are ready for fall.  I just wanna sit on the porch with a nice, warm cup of somethin’ yummy.  So, this morning called for a tasty coffee-flavored treat.  Mocha Latte Cupcakes (recipe below from Cupcakes Take The Cake)

Mocha-Cupcake     Mini-Mocha-Cupcake

The cakes have a good, thick cupcake density. Moist, but not wet.  The mini has a stronger cinnamon taste, which is different.  Not bad, just different.  Full-size has a deeper chocolate taste.  But both are good.

Ganache

The ganache is creamy – typical ganache.  It has a good, semi-sweet flavor with just a hint of coffee.  Not overly strong coffee, but it’s definitely there.

Mocha-Latte-Cupcake     Mini-Mocha-Latte-Cupcake

Together the coffee and the chocolate flavors are a little more obvious, but still not overly strong.  Nice, rich flavor without being overwhelming. Very similar to a mocha – creamy, chocolatey, coffee cupcake.  Note: the mini is a nice, bite-sized version!

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 4

– Appearance: 4

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Mocha Latte Cupcakes (recipe from Cupcakes Take The Cake)

Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup espresso, room temperature

Ganache

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp brewed espresso

For directions visit Cupcakes Take The Cake.

*Tomorrow: Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes*

2 Responses to “Day 67 – Mocha Latte Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 October 6, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Yum! Looks delicious!

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