Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cappuccino Cupcakes


4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
pinch of salt

cream topping:
6 oz whipped cream cheese
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons instant coffee
2/3 cup milk
7 cups confectioners sugar


-preheat oven to 350ºF
-stir coffee into milk until it dissolves
-beat cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until smooth, add sugar and milk mixture alternately until well blended and shiny
-remove 2 cups of this mixture and set aside for topping
-combine flour, baking powder and salt
-add eggs and vanilla sugar to the cream, and alternate the milk and flour mixture, beat until you have a smooth batter
-pour batter 3/4 full into muffin holders
-bake for 25-30 minutes
-cool, dip cupcakes into the cream and swirl
-decorate with chocolate curls, melted chocolate or coffee candy's

preparation: 45 minutes
baking: 30 minutes
yields: 2 dozen
notes: you may also bake this recipe as a cake-just pour the batter into a 10'' round pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.


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