Cappucino Cakes & Espresso Buttercream


I love coffee –  It’s my thing!

 My husband and I are more likely to go out for coffee than we would for dinner, and our coffee machine is the only appliance in the house that gets a regular service.  Before my Thermomix came along, the coffee machine was my one true love in the kitchen.  Now, I get to use my TMX to help do large batches of milk when guests come over.

I picked up the cutest little cupcake cup & saucer sets on one of the daily deal kind of sites, and just couldn’t wait to give them a test.  One of our friends is pregnant and has a baby shower coming up, so I thought I had better get busy and test them out, so I have it perfected by the time the party happens.  They came in a box of 12, so they are going to look fabulous all made up for an afternoon tea.  I will definately be taking more photos of the food on that day!

Anyway, today I wanted to play with a coffee kind of cake, and see where it took me.  Here is the result –   A moist cupcake, with a hint of espresso coffee!


160g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
40g butter (room temperature – I use TMX butter)
50ml espresso
70ml milk
1 egg


  1. Place all dry ingredients in the TMX and mix for 5 seconds @ Speed 5
  2. Add butter and mix for a further 10 seconds @ Speed 5 until the butter is conbined and the mix looks a little like fine breadcrumbs
  3. Add espresso, egg and milk and then mix again for a further 5 seconds @ Speed 5
  4. Scape down the edges of the bowl, and again mix for 5 seconds @ Speed 5
  5. Pour the cake mix into prepared cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees for 20 -25 minutes until cooked
  6. Remove from the tray and let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack

Espresso Buttercream


125g butter

150g icing sugar

1tsp milk

2tsp espresso coffee


  1. Attach butterfly to the TMX, add butter and whip for 20 seconds on speed 4
  2. Add icing sugar, milk and coffee, then whip again for 20 seconds on speed 4
  3. Scrape down sides and whip again for 20 seconds on speed 4
  4. Pipe onto the coffee cupcakes and top with some grated chocolate

Hits & Tips

  • Always test your cupcakes with a skewer – if it comes out clean, then your cupcake is ready
  • Always make sure that you cool your cupcake (or cakes) completely before attempting to ice it
  • I used too much icing on the cupcakes (well – it made them look better in the cool cupcake moulds!), so go a little bit easier otherwise you get overwhelmed with butter & sugar!
  • Enjoy with a coffee!
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