Posted by: iamlillian | July 26, 2009

Tiny Teddy Mocha Cupcakes

inspired by Melbourne’s  ‘Little Cupcakes’ shop – teddy choc cupcakes …


from 'Little Cupcakes' Shop

and this evening i attempted to make some little cupcakes using a recipe i found on a food blog called ‘Cook (almost) anything at least once’


Mocha Cupcakes
[Makes 6]

125 grams caster sugar
125 grams softened butter
2 eggs
125 grams self-raising flour, sifted
60ml espresso coffee
25 grams roasted Cocoa nibs

Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting
20 grams butter, softened
60 grams cream cheese, softened
15ml espresso coffee
150 grams pure icing sugar

chocolate coated coffee beans, for decoration

Place the sugar and butter into a mixer and beat until thick and creamy.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and then add one yolk at a time, beating slowly so the mix doesn’t curdle. When both yolks are amalgamated then slowly add the whites – increase the speed when all the egg is added to ensure an even mix.

Add half the sifted flour and coffee and beat on a low speed until mixed through then add remaining flour and coffee, beating until until just incorporated.

Stir through the roasted cocoa nibs.

Fill 6 cupcake moulds three-quarters full with the mixture and place in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Cool on a wire rack.

Make the frosting:
Place the butter and cream cheese into a small bowl and beat until creamy – add the coffee and continue to beat. On a low speed start adding the icing sugar a spoonful at a time, beating well to ensure a smooth and creamy result.

Finish the cakes:
Spread a generous dollop of frosting onto each cooled cupcake and top with a chocolate coated coffee bean. Place in the fridge to set.

i’ve altered the recipe a little bit, for example, using ‘Tiny Teddys’ instead of choc-coated coffee bean, using ordinary Nescafe coffee granule instead of expresso coffee.

These are what they turned out to be…

my 1st attempt on baking ‘Tiny Teddy Mocha Cupcakes’


waving 'Hi'




the one & only Mr. Grumpy



Good night Teddys!



  1. ahhh ur own little cute teddy cupcake!!! looks good!! how was it?? was the recipe good?? hope so! 😀

  2. HI MEI! 😀 hehe…ya..been wanting to make them since back from Melb. 😛

    they tasted good, surprisingly..hehe…maybe a lil bit moister will be brilliant!

    they reminded me of you la. 😛

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