Cupcakes, Food

Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

February 17, 2014

Vanilla latte cupcakes: vanilla cake topped with vanilla glaze, vanilla-coffee buttercream, and a chocolate-covered espresso bean.

I made these cupcakes just in time for the 1-year anniversary of getting back into cake decoration, because my teal ombre cake was made on 2/16/13.

This recipe is based on my favorite vanilla cupcakes, but with coffee frosting.

To make the coffee frosting, I just make Glorious Treats’ vanilla cream cheese frosting but, in addition to my usual vanilla paste, I also added a teaspoon of coffee extract and about a tablespoon of very strongly-brewed coffee (made from instant coffee and hot water).  I added extra powdered sugar to compensate for the additional liquid until it reached the right consistency (i.e. so it wasn’t too wet or melty).

At some point, I’ll make a full cupcake tutorial that goes over ensuring your frosting is crusting properly, as well as my proportions for the frosting (it often varies between batches).  In the meantime, happy baking!

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