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Mocha Cupcakes - total time 1 hour

If you like coffee, you'll like these cupcakes... lots of coffee flavor!

.5 cup butter
.5 cup sugar
.5 cup brown sugar

1.25 cups flour
.33 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
.25 cup cream
1 tbsp espresso powder
.25 cup brewed coffee

Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp espresso powder
2.5 cups powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugars together in a mixer.  While mixer is running, combine dry ingredients in separate bowl; flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  
2.  Add vanilla, egg, espresso powder, and coffee to the mixer and blend together.  Slowly add the mixed dry ingredients while mixer continues on slow.  Pour into lined muffin tray.  Bake for 18 minutes.
3.  While cupcakes are baking, make the frosting.  Add butter to mixer and whip.  Add vanilla and espresso powder to mixer to combine.  Slowly add powdered sugar until completely combined.  Allow cupcakes to cool ten minutes before frosting.

Enjoy (but not right before bedtime, there's caffeine in there)!


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