Mochachino Cupcakes!

Mochachino cupcakes || Garlands of Grace 1

How about another recipe? I made this recipe up in honor of National Dessert day because you really can’t miss that day!  ;) Chocolatey cupcake topped with a spicy latte frosting(Okay, I used eggnog in the icing but milk will work wonderfully too).  Add an espresso bean on top for a perky presentation! Enjoy. :)

Yields 18-20 cupcakes


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup milk(I used eggnog!)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 6 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/3 cup milk(Okay, I used eggnog! It was simply delicious!!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 cups powder sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with muffin liners. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the dissolved coffee and buttermilk. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool completely!
  4. While cooling prepare the icing!
  5. Dissolve instant coffee in milk, Beat together butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk until smooth. slowly incorporate powder sugar until frosting reaches desired stiffness.
  6. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  7. ENJOY!


Mochachino cupcakes || Garlands of Grace

“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ”
Psalms 34:8