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Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting Recipe
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Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting Recipe

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Old-fashioned flavor comes through with the molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in these light, fluffy cupcakes. The mocha frosting is a fresh touch that makes them extra special. —Sarah Vaughan, Waterville, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans and assorted candies, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 227 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Stir in the coffee, butter and vanilla until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with coffee beans and candies if desired. Yield: 15 cupcakes.
Editor's Note: Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.
Originally published as Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting in Fun Food 2009

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 227 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"A little dry, I reduced baking time to 15 or so minutes. Otherwise everyone loved them."

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Just made a batch...They are great. We did not ice them. They didn't need it. I got a dozen and a half from this recipe. Will make again."

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"The tops of mine came out a bit crusty, so I had some difficulty getting them out of the pan. The frosting also doesn't look as choclately as the picture, but they taste delicious!"

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"omg!!! the best cupcake recipe in the world!!!! the best cupcakes i have ever in my life tasted!!! on my top favorites. plan to make them time and time again!!!! more than just 5 stars!!!!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Frosting got rave reviews from the family."

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