Cappuccino Cupcakes

Many people love cappuccinos and what’s there not to love? Not unlike the way Amelie cracks the top of a crème brulee with a spoon with a satisfied grin, some eat the foam of a cappuccino like it was candy (the writer would never dream of doing such an unsophisticated thing, naturally).

If you want to surprise a cappuccino lover on their birthday, or simply just want to surprise them, you can bake them a batch of these delicious Betty Crocker Cappuccino Cupcakes. And if you own a coffee shop, or patisserie you might want to include a cappuccino cupcake on the menu – coffee lovers will thank you for it.



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup hot water

2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

4 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder or granules

3/4 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla


1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

3/4 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder or granules

2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons caramel topping