Toffee Mocha Cupcakes Recipe
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Toffee Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

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Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction in this recipe from Brenda Melancon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso granules
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso granules
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate toffee bits

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 422 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Dissolve espresso granules in boiling water; cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with espresso mixture and mix well. Fold in toffee bits.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  4. In a large bowl, combine frosting and espresso granules. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate chips and toffee bits. Yield: 16 cupcakes.
Originally published as Toffee Mocha Cupcakes in Taste of Home

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"They are sooo delicious"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"These are the best cupcakes I have ever made! The coffee chocolate combination is just right and absolutely delicious!!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012


Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"OH my gosh!!! These were so moist and delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"THESE WERE AWESOME!!! Since I am against buying pre-maid icing, I made my own and just added a tsp of espresso powder and it was Rockin!! LOVE THESE and can't wait to make them again"

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