Espresso Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This cupcake is really easy to make and this is definitely one of my favourite cupcakes. I made Jell-o cookies too beside espresso fudge cupcakes but I will share the recipe for this cupcakes first.

Cupcakes :

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Frosting :

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3-4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or confectioners sugar

Directions :

Sift flour in a bowl, mix it with cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add the vanilla and egg. Mix well and turn off the mixer. Using a spatula, add milk and flour mixture alternately (I prefer this way so the cupcakes will become soft). Stir in chocolate chips and pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

Cream butter and sugar on high speed until creamy. While beating add vanilla and cocoa powder gradually. Spread the frosting on cooled cupcakes with a spatula. top with chocolate chips or coffee bean if you want.

DOCTOR WHO COOKIES [TARDIS & BOW TIE COOKIES]

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My mum bought me loads of food colouring, so yesterday I was wondering what should I use all these food colouring for but then my mum said she wants to make cookies like kaastengels and nastar for Eid Day. I decided to make DOCTOR WHO themed cookies for celebrating the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO and because Matt Smith is leaving DW this year too. I know it looks really messy 😄 it was my first time to decorate cookies and I don’t have the tools so I used toothpick and straw lol.

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To make this cookie dough is actually very simple, I only used butter, eggs, flour, and baking powder. Since yesterday was the first time I made icing for decorating cookies, I used this recipe for the icing because it has a great review and pretty simple. I didn’t use corn syrup so I tried to substitute it with simple syrup made from granulated sugar.

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I only used 4 colours, sky blue, cherry red, coal black, and white. To make TARDIS blue, I mixed sky blue and a little bit of coal black and for the window I used fondant and a little bit of white food colouring. It was quite hard to get the right colour for TARDIS, so make sure you don’t put too much black.