Rich Coffee Cupcakes – a Coriander Queen recipe

Rich Coffee Cupcakes – a Coriander Queen recipe

I am lucky enough to have a large circle of food blogging friends who chat online regularly and are always helping and supporting each other with tips and their experience from over the years. Recently I heard that a member of our community had passed away at just 29 years old. Isabella King was the writer of Coriander Queen, a lovely blog full of delicious recipes with gorgeous photography.

While I had never met Izzie, I had chatted with her on social media and always found her so warm, friendly and open, as well as incredibly brave. As a community we decided to get together and do something in her memory, and each cook and share a recipe from her blog today at 11am.

When I chose a recipe to make I was struck by all the delicious baking recipes on Izzie’s blog, and I was particularly drawn to her rich coffee cupcakes, as I was always partial to a slice of the coffee cake that my mum used to make when I was living at home. I also looked back and realised I’ve never made coffee cake myself. I recommend you check out the recipe on Coriander Queen, but I’ve included it below just in case.

Rich coffee cupcakes

This recipe was passed down through Izzie’s family, such a lovely tradition. When you read a recipe now and it has measurements in ounces I think you can always tell it must be a winner, as has been kept noted down and passed on over the years. As you can see, the cupcakes turned out really well, with a lovely colour from the coffee. I am very partial to a cup of coffee in the morning, but for some reason have never used coffee in a recipe before. The cakes have just the right amount of coffee to add depth of flavour without being too bitter.

Rich coffee cupcakes
Izzie’s coffee buttercream icing really set these cupcakes off well, again it has just the right amount of coffee to add rich colour and flavour without being overpowering. We enjoyed the cupcakes one afternoon and I am sure I will be asked for them again soon. Rest in peace, Isabella Coriander Queen, thank you for sharing your huge love of food with us.

Rich coffee cupcakes with coffee icing

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Rich coffee cupcakes with coffee icing
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Rich coffee cupcakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Sweet little coffee cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea

Course: Baking
Servings: 12
Author: Isabella King, Coriander Queen
Ingredients
  • 113 g unsalted butter (4 oz)
  • 142 g caster sugar (5 oz)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 170 g self-raising flour (6 oz)
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
Icing:
  • 113 g unsalted butter softened (4 oz)
  • 170 g icing sugar (6 oz)
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee heaped, dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and put paper cases in a muffin tin.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (I used a hand mixer).

  3. Add the eggs one by one, mixing after each addition, and then fold in the flour, baking powder and salt.

  4. Add the coffee and milk and mix gently.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the cases, ensuring they are no more than two thirds full.

  6. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes until golden.

  7. Put the cakes on a cooling rack and allow to cool.

  8. Make the icing by creaming together the softened butter and icing sugar until soft and fluffy and it has turned pale. Add the coffee and mix through well.

  9. Put the icing in a piping bag and pipe a swirl on top of each cake. If you have them, decorate with a chocolate coated coffee bean.

Rich coffee cupcakes with coffee icing

Here are links to all the Coriander Queen recipes our blogging community is sharing below, in addition to this recipe for rich coffee cupcakes:

Sweet/Baking/Drinks:

Chocolate orange oat bars on Veggie Desserts
Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on Tin and Thyme
Gingerbread cupcakes with orange buttercream on The Veg Space
Marmalade and ginger loaf cake on The Crafty Larder
Ginger and oat cookies on Kavey Eats
Treacle tart on Patisserie Makes Perfect
Chocolate fridge cake on Jo’s Kitchen
Chocolate almond butter cookies on Rough Measures
Eggless chocolate chip cookies on Simply Sensational Food
Boozy decadent hot chocolate on Fab Food 4 All
Easy no bake blackberry cheesecakes on Casa Costello
Easy gingerbread popcorn snack on Celery & Cupcakes
Fruit flapjacks on The Petite Cook
Lemon drizzle loaf cake on Penne For Your Thoughts
Stuffed Nutella cookies on Munchies And Munchkins
Elderflower and vodka cocktail slush on The Hedgecombers
Caipirinha on Lovely Appetite

Savoury/Main Meals:

Easy 5 ingredient pesto tomato tart on Amuse Your Bouche
Globe artichoke with balsamic dip on Natural Kitchen Adventures
Cider, apple and sausage casserole on Farmersgirl Kitchen
Arancini (risotto balls) on Coffee & Vanilla
Amatriciana pasta on Kitchen Sanctuary
Crispy fried halloumi on Supper In The Suburbs
Best coriander / cilantro recipes on Fuss Free Flavours
Tomato, garlic and prawn spaghetti on Hungry Healthy Happy
Chicken ramen on It’s Not Easy Being Greedy

 

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Kate | Veggie Desserts
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A beautiful tribute to Izzie and such lovely words xx It’s so hard to read these lovely posts without tearing up.

Margot
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This looks sooo good and what a lovely tribute to Isabella!

Tracy Knatt
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Beautifully written – you have really done Isabella justice in this post – so sad to read x

Jane
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A lovely tribute Lucy, and the cupcakes look deelish <3

Nayna
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These cup cakes look adorable and what a lovely tribute to Isabella.

Angela
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These look gorgeous Lucy, your words are wonderful and this is a fantastic tribute to Isabella.

Kavey
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I think I would love these, another for us to make soon. Beautiful post.

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Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
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Izzie was a great addition to our little community – she will definitely be missed 🙁

Nicky
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They looks so tasty! A lovely choice from Izzie’s blog.

Janice
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I absolutely love coffee cake and these little cupcakes look so delicious. A lovely tribute to Izzie and her outstanding talent as a food blogger.

Jemma @ Celery & Cupcakes
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These look lovely Lucy and such a lovely tribute to Izzie.

Jo @ Jo\'s Kitchen Larder
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So, so sad! Such lovely recipe though and beautiful tribute!

Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
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So many of my recipes have been passed down from my Mum and my Grandmothers! I wish I’d left them all in ounces now for nostalgia’s sake! Great recipe from a lovely lady! Izzie will be missed xx

Camilla
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Loving these cupcakes, so lovely that this recipe was passed down Izzie’s family – a lovely tribute Lucy:-)

Anthony @ Livetvsoccer365
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Anthony @ Livetvsoccer365

Thanks Lucy for sharing! I love rich coffee cupcakes so much. I can’t wait to try it

Ceri
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I love the sound of these, coffee is one of my favourite smells and flavours. A lovely way to remember Izzie

Choclette
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Heartbreaking and uplifting, both at the same time. Baking with something you’ve never made before is a lovely tribute to Isabella. The cakes sound delicious.

andrea @ the petite cook
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Coffee cupcakes are definitely my kind of sweet treat, and these sound delish! A really lovely tribute to Izzie xx

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