Sometimes I get a craving for cupcakes. Oh who am I kidding, I have a craving for cupcakes every day.
These cupcakes are great because the cake part is wheat-free (it's made with beans!) and the icing is seriously delicious.
Here's the recipe!
Flourless Chocolate Cake
see recipe here
Coffee Buttercream Icing
adapted from My Kitchen is My Playground
1 T. instant coffee granules
1 T. water
3/4 lb. (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
Combine water and coffee granules in a small bowl; stir to dissolve coffee. Set aside.
Beat butter in bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add confectioners' sugar. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes. Add the coffee mixture; beat on low speed to combine. Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Frosts 18 cupcakes.
I also sprinkled them with chocolate shavings for a nice finishing touch.