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Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes for Mother's Day




Hi everyone, I hope you are doing great!

Here you have a super easy, delicious and budget friendly idea to surprise your mom  this mother’s day! I hope you like it.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 - 2 Tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • ⅔ Cup Hot Water


To decorate:
  • 2 ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 - 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Covered Heart Shaped Marshmallows
  • Heart Sprinkles
  • 1 tsp meringue powder (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 ºF

Combined the instant Coffee powder with ⅔ cups of hot water, stir until the coffee is dissolved and set aside to cool down.

In a large bowl, sift the sugar, cocoa powder and flour, also sift in the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until combined, then set aside.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the eggs for 30 seconds, then add in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract and the coffee mixture, mix on medium  speed for a few more seconds until everything is well combined.   Then add in a ⅓ of  the flour mixture, stir until combined, then add in another ⅓ of the flour mixture, continue to stir until incorporated then finally add in the rest of the flour, continue to stir until combined, then add in the yogurt, mix on high speed for one minute.

After a minute, the batter is done.  

Line your cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers, and fill each wrapper about ¾ of the way with batter.

Bake the cupcakes at 350ºF for about 30 -35 minutes or until well cooked.

Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating them.

To make the icing: In  a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the whipping cream with the powdered sugar, and mix on high speed for about 6-7 minutes or until the icing gets the texture that you like, I added 1 teaspoon of meringue powder, to give my icing a little more volume, but this step is optional.

Pour the icing into a piping bag, and decorate the cupcakes any way you want.  I also decorated the cupcakes with Heart Shaped Sprinkles and I place a heart shaped chocolate covered marshmallow right on the center of each cupcake.

Enjoy!

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