Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream

When Randal tried these cupcakes yesterday he declared them the best cake I've ever made.  He has had this particular chocolate cake before as it's my go to chocolate cake recipe, it was the biscoff buttercream that was new.  For those of you who don't know what biscoff spread is, it's basically cookie butter and it tastes just as good as it sounds!

Chocolate cupcakes:

¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. valrhona cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
½ cup black coffee
½ cup buttermilk
1½ tsp. vanilla extract

In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, whisk to blend and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugar, vegetable oil and egg. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, blend in half of the dry ingredients, beating just until incorporated. Blend in the coffee, buttermilk and vanilla just until smooth. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Divide between baking cups and bake at 350 for 22-24 minutes.

Makes 12 cupcakes.
Biscoff buttercream:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup biscoff spread
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups icing sugar
3 Tbsp milk

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and biscoff until smooth.  Add the vanilla and icing sugar and mix until combined, add the milk and beat until combined.

Linked to: Michelle's Tasty Creations, Something Swanky, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, What's Cooking, Love?, A Little Nosh, Allie Makes, A Creative Princess, These Peas Taste Funny, Simple Living, Tutus & Tea Parties, I Should be Mopping the Floor, Addicted to Recipes, Couponing & Cooking, The Southern Institute, Serendipity and Spice, Crazy For Crust, Funky Polkadot Giraffe


Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Mmmm, I love Biscoff and can't wait to try it in a Buttercream. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


Miz Helen said...

This is a beautiful Cupcake! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Alyssa said...

These cupcakes look really good, especially the frosting! I have never had Biscoff and I really need to try it. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Tempting looking cupcake! The frosting - mouth-watering! Found you through Crazy Sweet Tuesday :)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Yikes, I just found Biscoff and tried it for the first time and I'm head over heels for it. Can't wait to give these cuties a try!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing and sounds delish. Found you through Crazy Sweet Tuesday. I would love for you to come party with us on Fabulous Friday. If you can make it, I would love to have you! Again, these are beautiful and sound amazing!

Kadie said...

YUMMY!!! I have never heard of Biscoff but it sounds delish. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh I love thee. I must try this frosting!

Camille @ Growing Up Gabel said...

I"ve been wondering what fun things I could do with my cookie butter!

Heather said...

Hi Sarah! I featured your chocolate cupcake recipe on this month's Secret Recipe Club posting!
thanks!! Heather :)