November 6, 2012

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes

I'm a big fan of Kahlua and Chocolate Cupcake,s so when I found this recipe I immediately put it on top of my baking list. The chocolate cupcake itself is moist and has a rich chocolate flavour and then it's drenched with Kahlua and topped with Kahlua buttercream. It's grown up cupcake for sure!

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes, 21 pcs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs at room temperature
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tbsp espresso powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line your cupcake pan with liners.

In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the oil, sugars, vanilla, and eggs until completely combined or about 2 minutes.

While they are mixing, whisk together the flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Alternating flour and buttermilk, add the flour in thirds, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape the sides and only mix until combined.
Fold in the hot water and mix until combined.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 10 minutes then rotate pan. Bake another 5 minutes.

Cool in pans for 5 minutes then to a wire wrack to finish. While still warm, poke 8-10 holes in the cupcakes with a tooth pic. Using a brush, drench the cupcakes with Kahlua. Three times. Yes, you want LOTS of Kahlua in your cupcakes.

Kahlua Buttercream
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2lbs (1 bag) of powdered sugar, sifted
2/4 cup Kahlua
In the bowl of an electric mixer using the WHISK attachment, whip the butter. One cup at a time, add the sifted powdered sugar. Scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition and mixing until thoroughly combined. Between each addition of sugar, alternate between adding the Kahlua and sugar. Whip on high for 2-3 minutes. Chill for 5-10 minutes before piping onto cupcakes. Dust each cupcake with dark chocolate cocoa powder.




  1. i have never tried kahlua, is it any good? love your pictures and buttercream design, very pretty!

  2. Beautiful! I just posted a coffee pound cake with kahlua :)

  3. Ooh YUM! They do look very moist and who doesnt love a boozey buttercream ;)

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