Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

A dense, fudgy cupcake topped with a semi-sweet frosting and decorated with Valentine “I love you” Sprinkles! Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes are a delicious way to show your love to the one you love!Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I think of Valentine’s Day and romantic desserts, I always think of deep, dark, chocolate. These cupcakes are just that. They are dense with a deep chocolate flavor and they tote a very chocolatey frosting. One bite and you know you have something special!

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I’m not sure what will happen for Valentine’s day this year. Grumpy has some unique ways of really surprising me. However, I never expect anything from him. Let’s face it, we’ve been together going on 17 years now. We pretty much do what we want whenever we want and get what we want when we can. This year I’m getting a new kitchen. I’d say that’s worth a lifetime of Valentine’s gifts right there!

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

That said, I will still bake for my Grumpy. After all, I not only love him, but I love to bake! These cupcakes were made special with a little locally made special dark chocolate!

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

What’s your favorite way of sharing on Valentine’s Day with the one you love? Looking to try something new? Check out the recipes below!

Bacon Lobster Omelette  by Caroline’s Cooking
Boozy Bailey’s Milkshakes  by I Say Nomato
Chocolate Cake with No Bake Oreo Filling by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Chocolate Chip Brownies  by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Pan Seared Steaks with Homemade Steak Sauce by A Palatable Pastime
Red Velvet Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting by The Chef Next Door
Sour Cherry Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Strawberry Jell-O Parfaits by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Surprise Inside Baked Chocolate Pudding by Cooking With Carlee
Sweetheart Strawberry Galette by Red Cottage Chronicles

 

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes #ValentinesDayFood
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces espresso flavored dark chocolate, melted
  • For the Icing
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. With hand mixer, mix butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in vanilla extract. Mix 1/2 flour mixture with batter until just blended. Mix in sour cream then mix in remaining flour mixture until just blended. Fold in melted dark chocolate.
  4. Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of cake.
  5. To make the frosting, melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave. Stir in confectioner’s sugar. Spread over cupcakes and decorate as desired.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

14 Comments

  1. Wendy Klik February 6, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Perfect cupcakes. I am not a huge icing fan so I love when cupcakes are made with a little shmear instead of a mound of frosting. Enjoy that new kitchen!

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  3. Caroline February 6, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    These look deliciously decadent!

  4. Ellen February 6, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I love those sprinkles with the mini hearts. I know you’ll cook up lots of yummy dishes in your new kitchen! Grumpy is lucky to have you!

  5. Maureen February 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I can never get enough chocolate! Such sweet Valentines Day inspired sprinkles are the perfect touch!

  6. Amy's Cooking Adventures February 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Those look just decadent! So perfect for Valentines!

  7. Carlee February 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    A new kitchen is definitely a great Valentine’s Day present. So are cupcakes! These look delicious!

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  9. Jolene February 7, 2017 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Espresso flavored DARK chocolate? Must have. Enjoy the new kitchen!

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  12. Cristina @ I Say Nomato February 7, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Chocolate is absolutely the best Valentine’s food 🙂 I love your new kitchen present… maybe I should suggest that to Mr Nomato for our 17th anniversary… haha. These look so cute!

    • Shelby February 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      So fun 🙂 Grumpy and I have been together 17 years too!

  13. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door February 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Chocolate and espresso is one of my favorite combinations! These cupcakes look amazing, Shelby. I can’t wait to make a batch for my family!

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