Flavor of the Week – Mocha Cappuccino Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache Filling
I’ve been posting a lot of cupcake recipes lately. The reason is because I made a goal of trying out a new flavor each week in order to find favorites for the cupcake business that I would like to start. The flavor of this week was coffee. I just can’t even tell you how much I liked this one. It starts with a chocolate cupcake, then it is filled with chocolate ganache, topped with an espresso buttercream, and a chocolate covered coffee bean. It was just pure heaven. That is if there is coffee in heaven. I’m really hoping so – aren’t you?:)
By the way, the chocolate cupcake part of this is the best chocolate cake recipe I have found. It is so moist, and tastes a lot like a store-bought devil’s food cake mix. This one is very simple but adds coffee to the batter, and I think that is why I like this one better. The great thing is you don’t taste the coffee, but it gives it a much richer chocolate flavor. So even if you don’t want to use coffee frosting, but need a chocolate cupcake recipe you can make from scratch with ingredients you already have, this is a great one. I’m really hoping they also have cupcakes in heaven. I would even be happy to help make them.
I have learned a lot this week in regards to starting a business. It is really a complicated, expensive process! It is almost like you need to win the lottery in order to get the money you need to start a business to earn money. Seems a little backwards to me. But I am not completely discouraged yet. If it is meant to be, it will happen. In the meantime, I will keep testing more recipes so I will be ready when the time comes. And for my daughter and her friends, who are often my taste testers, that means a little bit of heaven on earth.
For the Cupcake: For the Ganache: For the Frosting: Frosting recipe from The Baker Chick Recipe from Cook AZ I Do
Mocha Cappuccino Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling
For the Cupcake:
For the Ganache:
For the Frosting:
Frosting recipe from The Baker Chick
Recipe from Cook AZ I Do