Cappuccino Cupcakes Recipe
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Cappuccino Cupcakes Recipe

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A dusting of cocoa powder deliciously tops off these pretty cupcakes. They're so scrumptious, no one ever guesses how easy they are to make.—Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:17 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 17 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup prune baby food
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: 1 cupcake equals 190 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, baby food, oil, vanilla and coffee mixture. Gradually stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Just before serving, frost cupcakes with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 17 cupcakes.
Originally published as Cappuccino Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2003, p37

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Cake was a little on the dry side. Very Dense."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"Everyone in my family loved this recipe, it is so moist and delicious! I made my own frosting but it turned out wonderful! will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"A bit more work than I thought, but these went over really well, even with my boyfriend and dad who hate coffee."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"These sound yummie and easy to make. I'm going to try them with my granddaughter sometime this week."

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