Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Espresso Frosting
And a little lesson in time management while baking
Love chocolate? Love Kahlua? How about espresso? Then this is the cupcake recipe for you.
I had the urge to make cupcakes the other day and decided Chocolate Kahlua cupcakes with Kahlua espresso frosting sounded good. And they are but I did make a mistake. While filming for the Clean Slate Youtube channel I let the batter sit too long. That’s a problem when you are using baking soda and baking powder as leavening agents to make the cupcake rise, moist, and tender.
As the batter sits the leavening action is doing it’s thing and that should be happening in the oven, not the counter top. The result was tasty cupcakes, but they hadn’t risen into the nice little mounds I had imagined.
While setting up for the next footage I neglected to pop the cupcakes in the oven. Being distracted, I never gave it a second thought until I opened the oven and saw these delicious cupcakes with sink holes in the middle. A mistake I’m sure you won’t make.
While the frosting is tasty, it is a sugar frosting. The next time I’ll make a buttercream frosting. Buttercream frosting are smoother and more velvety.
My mistake aside…here is the recipe…and a link to the video