Coffee Cupcakes with Lavazza2016-01-07
- Skill Level: Intermediate
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- Yield : 12 mini cupcakes
- Servings : 12
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
What do you drink to wake you up in the morning?
A delicate Darjeeling, an Earl Grey or then, a strong cup of coffee?
I love my coffee. We were a family of tea drinkers but coffee was always a very special thing.
I love experimenting with different flavours of coffee- love the warm earthy tones.
Recently, Lavazza asked me to review their special 120 year Anniversary blend and create a coffee based recipe for them.
This is 100% Brazilian Arabica coffee – a very special blend made for the Anniversary special edition and is sold in some really cute coloured tins that come in 3 vibrant colours- white, blue and grey. The tins are really cute and the coffee itself is lovely.
I really liked the coffee- It is one of the best coffees I’ve had. It has very rich tones and really delicate hints of chocolate and caramel. It truly makes your morning come alive. I like my coffee with some milk, but you could have it just as- it is really good.
Did you know that Lavazza coffee has been made by one family over four generations, for the last 120 years. You can check out their various products and blends here.
The Lavazza website itself has some fantastic recipes all inspired by coffee. You can find them here.
I used this coffee to create some really special coffee mini cupcakes. They are so very simple to make and are delicious. Just perfect with your cup of coffee- a nibble just right for teatime.
- Butter/ margarine- 75gm
- Sugar- 75 gm
- Eggs- 2
- Self raising flour- 75 gm
- Baking powder- 1/2 and 1/4 tsp
- Boiling water- 1 tbsp
- Coffee granules- 1 tbsp
Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease cupcake tin or put cupcake cases into it. I always prefer capcake cases- just less hassle methinks.
Beat the butter and sugar till soft and creamy. I used my electrical hand held whisk to do this.
Lightly beat the eggs and then add gradually into the mixture. I prefer to continue using the electrical whisk even at this stage.
Mix the flour and baking powder. Sieve it and keep aside. I like to use my hand whisk and just whisk it while dry in the bowl . Just a lot less messy. Then add it onto the liquid mix a tablespoon at a time, ensuring that you mix lightly.
Use 2 tablespoons of coffee decoction. If using instant coffee- Dissolve the coffee granules in boiling water and add. Mix gently into the mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake case/ muffin tin, trying to keep the mixture of the same size.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool for another 10 minutes .
I made a paper stencil and sieved some icicng sugar onto the cupcakes to make the letter. You could serve with some Icecream or pipe some icing on top if you like.