French Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes

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Do you ever have one of those days where even the things you’ve done a hundred times, you just can seem to get right? A couple weekends ago… that was cupcakes for me. I trashed three batches and made two trips to the store for ingredients. I was running out of daylight to photograph in and wanted to just throw the frosting bag in the ring and call it quits, but boy am I glad I didn’t!
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As a kid, my brother and I loved those convenient store french vanilla cappuccinos. I used to love watching them froth out of the machine, sure they’re not the highest quality but we loved how sweet they were and how adult we felt when we got to have one. So I wanted to make a cupcake to remind me of those days. I love a recipe that take me back, don’t you?
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As I’ve gotten older, coffee and espresso isn’t something that really appeals to me as a beverage. I think when I was a kid I always wanted it because I knew it was something I really wasn’t supposed to have. Sure, I can appreciate a good latte and I can pair coffee until the cows come home, but I’m not one of those people who NEEDS their coffee. However, I do LOVE the essence of coffee in desserts, it tends to add a depth that no other ingredient can reach.
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I was so glad I stuck it out and made that fourth batch of cupcakes, because these were the result. They were fluffy with a light note of coffee, and then there was the frosting! The Frosting! The frosting was pure money (those are my husband’s words for it), so delicious and one that I will be using over and over again! As you can see I also got them done in time to capture some great shots. But enough with the eye candy, let’s get to that recipe!
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French Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients

    Cake:
  • 1 Box Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
  • 3.9 oz. Package Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Coffee Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 4-5 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 cup French Vanilla Cappuccino Powder
  • 2 tsp Coffee Extract
  • 4-5 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 cup Instant Espresso Grounds

Instructions

    Cupcake:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Line cupcake pan.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and beat until combined.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 - 2/3 full.
  5. Reduce heat to 375 F.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick comes clean.
  7. Remove from oven and transfer cupcakes to cooling racks to finish cooling.
  8. Frosting:
  9. Cream butter in a stand mixer or use a hand held mixer.
  10. Add confectioners' sugar a 1/2 cup at a time until combined.
  11. Add in french vanilla cappuccino powder and coffee extract.
  12. Add in heavy cream a tbsp at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  13. Transfer to a piping bag or decorator tool and frost cooled cupcakes.
  14. Sprinkle the top of the frosting with a little instant espresso powder.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Author ImageSheila says

    Hi Rebecca,
    Made your vanilla cappuccino cupcakes, I bake a lot but these didn’t come out, they flopped when I took them out of the oven. Checked all the ingredients got them all in oven to 400 then 375. I’m so disappointed.

    • Author Imagefickrj5@gmail.com says

      Oh no, Sheila, I’m so sorry to hear that they didn’t turn out for you. I’m not sure what it was that could have made them flop, as you can see from the photos mine fluffed right up and held fine. I’ll have to try remaking them again soon and see if I have any issues. I’m really sorry to hear that they didn’t come out, I feel terrible. What kind of cake mix did you use?

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  1. […] IngredientsCake:1 Box Duncan Hines White Cake Mix3.9 oz. Package Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix4 Egg Whites1 cup Sour Cream1 cup Vegetable Oil1/2 cup Milk1 tbsp Coffee Extract1 tsp Vanilla Extract1/4 tsp Sea SaltFrosting:1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter (room temp)4-5 cups Confectioners' Sugar1 cup French Vanilla Cappuccino Powder2 tsp Coffee Extract4-5 tbsp Heavy Cream1/8 cup Instant Espresso Grounds  […]

  2. […] IngredientsCake:1 Box Duncan Hines White Cake Mix3.9 oz. Package Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix4 Egg Whites1 cup Sour Cream1 cup Vegetable Oil1/2 cup Milk1 tbsp Coffee Extract1 tsp Vanilla Extract1/4 tsp Sea SaltFrosting:1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter (room temp)4-5 cups Confectioners' Sugar1 cup French Vanilla Cappuccino Powder2 tsp Coffee Extract4-5 tbsp Heavy Cream1/8 cup Instant Espresso Grounds  […]

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