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Espresso Cupcakes

Breville Pick & Mix Espresso Cupcake Recipe

Don’t choose between coffee or chocolate, have them both! We made our espresso cupcakes by detaching the hand mixer from the Breville Pick & Mix stand and hand mixer. 

How it’s done

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan and fill a cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Lightly warm the milk in a small pan or a microwave for about a minute, then dissolve the espresso powder in it. Mix well and place aside.
  3. Place the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt into the mixing bowl and mix on a low speed until a breadcrumb type texture is achieved.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract into the espresso mixture and whisk gently until combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix on a low speed. Gradually increase the speed of your Pick & Mix hand mixer until everything is mixed together and you have a smooth cake batter.
  6. Pour the cake mixture into the cases, filling each case about two-thirds full. The mixture should make about 12-16 cupcakes.
  7. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes and then leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting:

  1. Warm the milk in the microwave or a small pan and dissolve the espresso powder in it. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the softened butter and icing sugar into the mixing bowl, mix on a low speed until they are fully combined. Slowly start to add the espresso mixture, increasing the speed of your hand mixer until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  3. Pipe the frosting onto your cooled cupcakes, decorating with chocolate beans or curls.
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Skill level: Easy

What you'll need

For the cakes

  • 240ml milk
  • 30g instant espresso powder
  • 80g unsalted butter, softened
  • 240g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 20ml milk
  • 20g instant espresso powder
  • 500g icing sugar, sifted
  • 160g unsalted butter, softened
  •  Chocolate covered coffee beans to decorate (these are available from most large supermarkets)