I am completely hooked on foodnetwork shows like Cupcake Wars...Kid in a Candy Store, Unwrapped etc....they all have such creative, tasty ideas! Inspired by Cupcake Wars I have created my very first mocha cupcake with a coffee buttercream frosting.
4 tsp vanilla
Whisk the first 6 ingredients listed in a bowl. In stand mixer (I love my KitchenAid stand mixer!) beat egg and egg whites, stir in buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter and coffee. Slowing add dry ingredients until mixed well.
In a "Mini Muffin Pan" fill each cupcake 3/4 full of batter and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Coffee Buttercream Frosting
1 stick of butter - softened
6 c powdered sugar