Cafe Mocha Filled Cupcakes

I've always wanted to make filled cupcakes.  This was my first attempt. I guess using the yogurt for the filling gave me less guilt.

I’ve always wanted to make filled cupcakes. This was my first attempt. I guess using the yogurt for the filling gave me less guilt.

Cafe Mocha Filled Cupcakes

24 Servings - Serving Size: 1 Cupcake

Cafe Mocha Filled Cupcakes

I've always wanted to make filled cupcakes. This was my first attempt. I guess using the yogurt for the filling gave me less guilt.

Ingredients:

    Cupcakes
  • 1+1/2 cups flour all purpose
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1+3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1+1/4 cups coffee strong brewed
  • Filling
  • 2 containers (6 ounce) vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coffee strong brewed
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Icing
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup shortening softened
  • 1/2 cup coffee strong brewed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

    Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line or grease two 12 cup muffin tins.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients beating just until blended.
  5. Mix in coffee until smooth, do not over mix.
  6. Fill muffin tins 1/2 to 3/4 full with batter.
  7. Bake for 22-24 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cupcakes cool completely on wire racks.
  9. Filling
  10. Combine chocolate chips and coffee in a microwave safe bowl.
  11. Heat at 15 second intervals, stirring between.
  12. Heat just until melted, do not overheat.
  13. Let cool slightly.
  14. Stir in the yogurt and powdered sugar just until blended.
  15. Add more powdered sugar if mixture is too thin.
  16. Cut a 3/4" round circle out of the top of a cupcake, an apple corer works great.
  17. Fill each cupcake with filling and replace the cut out portion.
  18. Chill cupcakes for 20 minutes.
  19. Icing
  20. Blend all icing ingredients in a bowl.
  21. Beat at medium speed for 10 minutes.
  22. Frost cupcakes with as much icing as desired.
  23. Garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/04/02/cafe-mocha-filled-cupcakes/

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