Mocha Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Coffee is one of those flavors that translates well into various baked goods. Cupcakes are no exception. This recipe is from Krystina Castella’s book Crazy About Cupcakes that my boyfriend got me as a part of our 2-year anniversary celebration. While the photography is a little lacking in her book, it has countless recipes that I can’t wait to try. I haven’t made anything coffee flavored yet, so I thought her recipe for mocha cupcakes would be a good place to start. Per her recommendation (and admittedly a safe flavor combination), I paired the mocha cake with mocha frosting. The flavor is dense and very coffee-y, so people that like their coffee on the milky side, this may not be for you.

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