Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes (Paula Deen) Recipe

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Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes (Paula Deen)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, chocolate and espresso powder. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs at medium-high speed with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the sugar mixture, beating until combined. Add the chocolate mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in the sour cream.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Pipe or spread Creamy Espresso Frosting over each cupcake. Top with a chocolate covered espresso beans if desired.
  7. Creamy Espresso Frosting:
  8. In a large bowl, combine the cream and espresso powder, stirring until the espresso powder dissolves. Add the butter and beat at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4634 Kcal (19402 kJ)
Calories from fat 1429.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 158.85g 244%
Cholesterol 718.58mg 240%
Sodium 1929.35mg 80%
Potassium 1323.43mg 28%
Total Carbs 831.3g 277%
Sugars 693.29g 2773%
Dietary Fiber 15.09g 60%
Protein 49.08g 98%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 7.9mg 44%
Calcium 438.9mg 44%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 111.86 Kcal (468 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.83g 244%
Cholesterol 17.35mg 240%
Sodium 46.57mg 80%
Potassium 31.95mg 28%
Total Carbs 20.07g 277%
Sugars 16.74g 2773%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 60%
Protein 1.18g 98%
Iron 0.2mg 44%
Calcium 10.6mg 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 105.1
  • 134

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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