I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Chocolate & coffee, what more could you want?  The flavors go wonderfully together.  Take these cupcakes to a party and they'll be gone before you know it.

(makes 24)

Cupcake Ingredients:
*2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
*2 cups granulated sugar
*1i cup unsweetened cocoa powder
*1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 cup vegetable oil
*1 cup strong brewed coffee
*3 large eggs, room temperature
*1 cup sour cream
*2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Coffee Filling Ingredients:
*1 (8 ounce) container cool whip, thawed
*1 (3.4 ounce) box chocolate instant pudding
*1/2 cup whole milk
*1/2 cup powdered sugar
*1/4 cup very strong brewed coffee, cooled
*1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

Frosting Ingredients:
*1/2 cup butter
*4 cups powdered sugar
*1/4 cup very strong brewed coffee, cooled
*2 tablespoons heavy cream

Coffee Filling Directions:
~In a mixing bowl, whip cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk & pudding until smooth.
~Mix in coffee until well blend.
~Fold in whip cream.
~Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1/2 hour.

Cupcake Directions:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Line muffin pans with paper liners.
~In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder & salt.
~Add vegetable oil, coffee & eggs into dry mixture.
~Mix on medium speed until smooth.
~Mix in vanilla & sour cream.
~Spoon batter evenly into muffin pans (2/3 full).
~Bake for 15-18 minutes or until done.
~Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire racks.
~Place coffee filling into a piping bag and place a #4 tip on bag.
~Squeeze about 1 tablespoon filling into each cupcake.

Coffee Frosting Directions:
~In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy.
~Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup, mixing a little between additions.
~Mix until smooth.
~Mix in coffee & heavy cream until well blended.
~Frost cupcakes and serve.

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