I found the recipe on Ming Makes Cupcakes. The same place I got the recipe for the Sour Cream Raspberry Cupcakes I made a couple months ago and loved. Her recipes are fabulous because they're simple (you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen) and unique, since when did did you come across recipes for fig, apricot or parsnip cupcakes?
|Sour Cream Raspberry Cupcakes|
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk (I used a buttermilk blend)
3 heaping TBSP cocoa
1/2 cup coffee
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the icing you'll need:
1 stick butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBSP milk
2 TBSP coffee
First, in a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in room-temp. buttermilk. In a small sauce pan melt together on low the butter and cocoa. When melted and smooth, add coffee.
In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, flour and salt. Add the cocoa mixture and egg and mix on low. Add the buttermilk mixture and vanilla extract to the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth.
Now it's time for the yummy frosting! Beat all of the ingredients listed above together until smooth.
That's it! Just spread it on the cupcakes.
YUUMMM! If you make these tell me what you think. If there's one critique I have, it's that the cupcakes aren't as coffee-flavored as I'd hoped they'd be. Next time I'll try using much stronger coffee.
P.S. Although I was never able to get my visa, my passport is being mailed back to me. I'll be going over with Kurt as a "tourist" for the time being. Hopefully we'll get visa stuff straightened out later. WE BOOKED OUR TICKETS FOR MONDAY! London here we come =).