Dairy Free Coffee Cupcakes

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Coffee Cupcakes

I’ve been craving Coffee Cupcakes for a while now, being Dairy Free it’s not something I can just grab from the supermarket when I fancy so I had to wait until I had a spare afternoon to make these. It was worth the wait! These are so delicious, there is no way you will tell they are dairy free! The recipe below makes 6 cupcakes, but you can increase the quantity depending on how many you need.

You will need (makes 6 cupcakes):

  • 100g Dairy Free Butter (I used Pure Olive which worked much better than Soya spreads)
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coffee Granules
  • 1 Tbsp Boiling Water
  • Brown Pleated Baking Cups

For the Coffee Frosting

  • 110g Dairy Free Butter (The best for this is the Stork ‘Best for Baking’ Blocks – not the plastic tubs as these contain buttermilk)
  • 225g Icing Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coffee Granules
  • 1 Tbsp Boiling Water
  • Coca Powder to sprinkle
  • 2D Piping Tip
  • Disposable Piping Bags

Dairy Free Coffee Cupcakes

Start by preheating your oven to approx 175 degrees and place your Baking Cups onto a baking tray.

Cream together your Dairy Free Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk your eggs in a mug then pour into the butter and sugar mixture a little at a time, constantly mixing.

Coffee Cupcake Recipe

Add your flour and baking powder to the cupcake batter and mix until smooth. Add the coffee granules to the boiling water and mix until dissolved. Then add the coffee mix to the cupcake batter and mix until well combined and you have a creamy caramel colour.

Coffee Cupcake Batter

Fill your Baking Cups with the batter until approx 2/3 full, then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Coffee Cupcakes Baked

Once baked, remove from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack – they should have a lovely caramel colour.

Coffee Frosting

To make the (absolutely amazing and delicious) frosting, first melt the coffee granules in the boiling water and leave to cool – you don’t want to add this to your frosting whilst still hot as it may melt the butter.

Mix together the Stork Butter and Icing Sugar – the Stork Blocks (not tubs) are a great Dairy Free alternative for frosting, most dairy free spreads are too soft and go runny when making frosting. Add the cooled coffee mixture and mix well until you have a smooth caramel coloured frosting.

Coffee Cupcakes

Place your piping tip into a piping bag then fill with the coffee flavoured frosting. Swirl the frosting onto each cupcake, starting from the outside working your way into the middle.

Finish with a sprinkling of Cocoa Powder to finish the look, I used the cute Handy Sifter from my shop as it’s pretty good at controlling how much comes out.

Dairy Free Coffee Cupcakes

Now simply enjoy these delicious cupcakes – for those not worried about Dairy Free, just substitute the butters for your favourite brands 🙂

Jem x

  1. shiela
    shiela06-01-2014

    hi! thank you so much for sharing, i do really love coffee and I’m going to try making this, i want to ask if i can use a regular butter ?

  2. shiela
    shiela06-01-2014

    hi! thank you so much for sharing, i do really love coffee and I’m going to try this soon, i want to ask if i can use a regulr butter instead of the dairy free in your recipe?

  3. IcedJems
    IcedJems06-01-2014

    Yes you can definitely use regular butter! I just used these because I’m dairy free myself. Just make sure you use an unsalted butter for the frosting 🙂 x

  4. miss messy
    miss messy06-02-2014

    These are adorable! 🙂 I love a good coffee cupcake!

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