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Espresso Martini Cupcakes

This cocktail inspired cupcake recipe is a modern twist on the classic espresso martini!

12 cupcakes

Easy 60 Minutes



For the recipe  Espresso Martini Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases x 12
15 g Instant Coffee Granules (1 tbsp)
150 g Margarine
150 g Dark Brown Sugar
1 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder x 1 (25g)
165 g Plain Flour
2 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets x 2 (10g/2tsp)
60 ml Coffee Liqueur (4 tbsp)
3 Medium Eggs

To decorate:

300 ml Double Cream
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste (1tsp)
15 g Icing Sugar (1tbsp)
30 ml Coffee Liqueur (2tbsp)
5 g Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (1tsp)




For the Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan assisted oven, 350˚F, gas mark 4). Put Muffin Cases in 12 muffin tins. Put the coffee granules in a small heatproof dish and spoon over 10ml (2 tsp) boiling water. Stir to dissolve and set aside.


Put the margarine in a mixing bowl with the brown sugar. Whisk together until creamy and lighter in texture and colour.


Gradually beat in the eggs and coffee liqueur until well blended. Sift the Cocoa, flour and Baking Powder on top and using a large metal spoon, carefully fold the flour into the whisked ingredients along with the coffee liquid.


Divide the mixture equally between the cake cases and smooth over the tops. Bake for about 20 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch.


To Decorate

Just before serving, pour the cream, Vanilla Paste, icing sugar and coffee liqueur into a bowl and whisk gently until softly peaking. Once whisked Place a dollop of cream onto the top of each cupcake a smooth to cover the top of the cupcake. Lightly dust each cupcake with Cocoa Powder and your espresso martini cupcakes are ready to serve! 

Nutritional Information for the recipe Espresso Martini Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1457 kJ
348 kcal
1583 kJ
378 kcal
Fat 23.48 g 25.52 g
Carbohydrate 24.25 g 26.36 g
Protein 4.05 g 4.40 g