Mocha Cupcakes

dan's birthday is tomorrow. the girls helped me make these cupcakes this afternoon for his party tomorrow night. they are made with chocolate cake and coffee icing. i just used the same chocolate cake recipe that i always use. here's the coffee icing recipe...

...recipe my own creation
3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon hot water
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
a little bit of milk

Dissolve the espresso powder in the hot water. Set aside.
In a mixer beat the butter until soft. Add the powdered sugar and the espresso mixture a little at a time, alternating back and forth. If needed add a little milk at the end to thin the icing a bit.


Anonymous sue said...

Oh, yummy! These look fantastic. So does the soup.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Dan!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous kelley said...

i hope you guys all have fun today celebrating dan's birthday! pictures, please! :)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Those are so pretty! I love sprinkles. :)

5:03 PM  
Blogger chaps said...

yum, dan, your wife treats you rIGHT!!!

8:29 PM  

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