Coffee Cupcakes

coffee cupcake 1This dessert have replaced my coffee. The amount of coffee I used to consume was more than too much, the addiction to caffeine was a killer. These cupcakes didn’t give me that strong kick I used to get from a big hot mug of coffee, but it sure pleased my taste buds.

I’m not crazy about decorating the cupcakes I bake, not being lazy, but I like to enjoy the taste of the cake without the interference of other flavors, but when it’s for the kids the Icing and cream is always a must. 

coffee cupcake2

Hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed baking and then having it 🙂

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For the cake:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup sugar
4 eggs

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons instant coffee dissolved in 3 tablespoons boiling water

Making the cake:

1 Preheat oven 350F/180C/Gas mark4.

2 Sift flour with salt, baking powder in a mixing bowl.

3 Add rest of the ingredients in another bowl except the coffee. Whisk mixture until creamy in texture.

4 Add in the flour and whisk for 10 seconds.

5 Using a spatula, fold in the coffee. Pour mixture in well greased baking pan.

6 Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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