Honey Espresso Black Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cold espresso
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Dark Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 1 1/3 cups dark cocoa powder
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Steps

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. . In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, honey, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk and oil. Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared cupcake pans. Bake for 25 to 3o minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For Dark Frosting:
In a large bowl, mix together melted butter and cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar, honey and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add a small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 4 cups of frosting.

22 thoughts on “Honey Espresso Black Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Anne Sikes says:

    Oh wow! That looks wonderful! Will have to try this one. Thank you!

  2. Decadent! They look great and with chocolate and espresso you can’t go wrong.

  3. Amy says:

    These look and sound beyond delish! I even have some espresso. Can’t wait to make these.

  4. Nom nom! Oh my, these look amazing! :)

  5. marvegal says:

    These look heavenly! I need to try them. The way you have presented them is beautiful!

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