I adapted this recipe from a standard coffee cakes after experimenting with the ingredients in my cupboard. They are absolutely gorgeous and even non-coffee drinkers (like myself) love them! The original recipe was for 12 cupcakes, but I have condensed that and fit the same amount of ingredients into 6 large cupcakes or muffins.
Equal amounts of icing sugar and mascarpone cheese can be added or taken away, to make more or less icing accordingly.
As well as the cocoa, I often dust the cakes with a bronze or copper coloured edible glitter.
Really great, doubled everything up to make 12 large cupcakes. I made standard coffee flavoured butter icing for my coffee addicts. - 01 Nov 2015