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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Coffee and Walnut Sponge Mini Cupcakes

Another amazing recipe from Delia Smith. I liked this straight forward recipe using sponge cake method for coffee & walnut. I have made a few modification to this recipe : replacing the topping with cream cheese instead of mascarpone and made into mini cupcakes instead of a whole cake. The result was fantastic! The cream cheese blended well with the cakes, just that the coffee taste wasn't strong enough. I enjoyed creating the decorative toppings and my kids love them. 

I am submitting this post to "Cook like a Star" with this month featured chef Delia Smith, organised by Bake for Happy KidsPiece of Cake and Eat your heart out

This recipe is also listed on Very Good Recipes and adding this to Bake-Along #44-Celebration Cupcakes for Bake-Along 2nd Anniversary.

Recipe adapted from Delia Smith :
(with my modification in blue)


115g self-raising flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
115g butter (softened)
2 large eggs
100g golden caster sugar (I reduced from 115g)
1 tsp instant espresso coffee powder (can increase to 2tsp)
50g walnuts, chopped finely

Cream Cheese Frosting:
125g cream cheese (room temp)
50g butter (room temp)
50g icing sugar (sifted)
few drops of lemon juice


1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a roomy mixing bowl, holding the sieve quite high to give the flour a good airing as it goes down.
2. Add the butter, eggs, caster sugar, and coffee powder. Now, using a electric hand whisk, mix to a smooth, creamy consistency for about 1 minute. 
3. Fold in the chopped nuts into the mixture and scoop into fillers. Bake at 170 deg C for 20-25mins or when toothpick comes out clean..
4. To make cream cheese frosting: Mix all the ingredients and beat till well blended (add coloring if desired). Pipe frosting on top of cool cake and add decorative.


Zoe said...

These cupcakes look very pretty! I see only one carrot and strawberry ones... Special ones? Anyone fighting for these? :p

Baby Sumo said...

I have the same heart shape cake topper. The pink cupcake looks so sweet :)

Merry Tummy said...

Oh my! this looks so yum and picture perfect. Do visit my blog and participate in my event with giveaways.

Merry Tummy said...

Oh my! this looks so yum and picture perfect. Do visit my blog and participate in my event with giveaways.

BeautyMe said...

Hi Zoe,

Haha... I felt the carrot and strawberry kind of too big for the mini cupcakes, so did not proceed to do more, so landed with those 2 exclusive ones...

mui mui said...

Hi Cecilia,
Pretty cupcakes!
The heart shape topper is cute!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Cecilia,
Your cupcakes certainly looks very pretty!
Thank you for linking to Bake-Along. I apologize as I have to delete all the other links as only current and new posts are allowed. Since you have linked most of your cupcakes posts, we have allowed one of your cupcake post to be linked. You can read all about linking in Bake-Along from any of the hosts' blog, Lena, Zoe or myself.
Thank you once again for linking and hope that you can join us again!

Jeannie Tay said...

All your cupcakes are so nicely decorated, whoever those are for are sure to be very pleased to see them:D

Zoe said...


Sorry that we cannot link up the rest of your posts. You are allowed to have multiple posts linking with this event but they have to be a current post.

We really appreciate your participation in our bake-along and hope that you don't mind that Joyce, Lena and I have decided to keep one of latest post in our links and delete the rest.


Rumbling Tummy said...

Cute little ones esp the carrot cuppy.

lena said...

hi, you hv very good piping skills , all your cupcakes are so nicely decorated. Thanks for linking it to our bake along event1 i understand you hv submitted a few, however we only take in current posts, do feel free to ctc us if you hv any questions regarding the event. Do hope to see you joining again, thanks!

BeautyMe said...

Hi Ladies,

Really sorry that I just noticed there are pending comments waiting for me to publish.

Thanks to Joyce for guiding me and getting this resolved.

Thanks for all the great feedback on my cupcakes.Great encouragement to experiment more recipes.

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