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Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast! —Brenda Melanin, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 cupcakes


  • 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


  • Dissolve espresso granules in boiling water; cool.
  • 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.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • In a large bowl, combine frosting and espresso granules. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 422 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • scrumptious-16
    Apr 15, 2015

    They are sooo delicious

  • Nicolejanine
    Jan 14, 2013

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

  • ButterLovingGirl
    Nov 12, 2012


  • dianna94
    Dec 21, 2011

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  • s_pants
    Dec 20, 2011

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

  • chugaluga
    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

  • dannyandcelina
    Oct 14, 2010


  • dmgiblin
    May 18, 2010

    These were a huge hit at an event I took them too. I changed up the recipe a bit and made homemade icing but they are definitely on my "bake again" list.

  • ravance
    May 17, 2010

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  • maggieaw
    May 17, 2010

    These are very good- one of those treats that after eating one you want another! Delicious combination of flavors!