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Chocolate Cupcakes with Golden Coffee Buttercream

Domino® Golden Sugar sweetens these deliciously chocolatey cupcakes and is finely ground to create the coffee buttercream frosting that tops them.

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups Domino® Golden Sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream

Golden Coffee Buttercream
  • 3/4 cup Domino® Golden Sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk, warmed to 110 F

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Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 20 minutes / Yields: 2 dozen (24) cupcakes


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

Step 2

Sift or whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder.

Step 3

In a mixing bowl beat sugar, water, oil, and egg together until blended.

Add sour cream and beat on medium speed until blended. Stir in flour and cocoa mixture until combined and smooth. Portion 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin tin.

Step 4

Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Golden Coffee Buttercream

Step 1

Pulverize the golden sugar in the spice grinder in batches until the sugar resembles Powdered sugar.

Step 2

Dissolve coffee in warm milk and hold aside. In a mixer bowl, beat sugar with butter until smooth. Add coffee and milk mixture and continue to beat 3-5 minutes, adding a bit more milk, as needed, until desired spreading consistency is reached

Step 3

Use a butter knife to add frosting to half of each cupcake, leaving a half bare.

Chef's Tip
  • For a stronger coffee flavored buttercream, increase instant coffee or espresso to up to 1/2 teaspoon
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