Cinnamon Mocha Cupcakes Recipe
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Cinnamon Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

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Like to end a meal with a little something sweet? These chocolate cupcakes will do the trick for family and friends. This dessert is fast and fuss-free. — Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 cup chocolate frosting
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon hot water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 325 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 391mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture alternately with coffee and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Place the frosting in a bowl. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; stir into frosting until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 8 cupcakes.
Originally published as Cinnamon Mocha Cupcakes in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"These are wonderful! I make brownies so often I was looking for something different, and the cinnamon and coffee add just the right change. Perfect amount too. Thanks!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"This recipe turned out perfect! Such great flavor, and baked up beautifully!! I used the "Rich Chocolate Frosting" recipe (instead of store bought) in Taste of Home and it was excellent!"

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"So, easy and very good! I put them in Shamrock paper liners and sprinkled them with green candy sprinkles, very pretty. Next time, I'll double the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"I don't know why my review is only allowing me to rate this as 2 stars! When I rated it before I wanted it to have 5 Stars! These were so yummy!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"These are delicious- I do like the small quantity that this recipe makes. Mocha cinnamon is a favorite around here. (Almost as good as Peanut butter with chocolate!)"

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