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Toffee Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8202449 224890
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"They are sooo delicious"

Nicolejanine User ID: 6593167 151970
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

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

ButterLovingGirl User ID: 2638029 151969
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012


s_pants User ID: 174050 104016
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

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

chugaluga User ID: 3465776 95442
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"

dannyandcelina User ID: 1716131 96904
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010


dmgiblin User ID: 2150746 150546
Reviewed 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."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 125735
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

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

sotanghon User ID: 5049450 104009
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Made this recipe, the concoction of toffee, coffee and chocolate go well together. Tastes really good!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 165238
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"Toffee mocha cupcakes are simple and easy to make and one my family simply loves. We make it whenever we want a special treat for a simple dinner and all of us enjoy eating it. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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