Remember a few days ago when I posted that wonderful goat cheese pasta salad? Well, I made a promise to you guys that I would be posting the sweet yin to the savory yang of my goat cheese feast with Sohini and Kati.
This is me making good on that promise to ya’ll.
I present to you: Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting!
What? OMG? Is this real?
Yup, they happened.
I can’t take all the credit, cause that would be wrong. The recipe is one that I found on Saveur’s website, but Sohini and I tweaked the frosting a tad.
For the Cupcakes:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
6 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
You may notice, there is no butter in these cupcakes.
But, Kristina, you love butter!
Yea, I love butter, but hey, sometimes you can do without.
For the Frosting:
5 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 oz. goat cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Andddd, you can add a whole vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and scraped if you want, but Sohini’s vanilla bean happened to be really dry and it snapped in half while we were trying to scrape it, so we scraped the idea.
Let me tell ya, the frosting still tasted FANTASTIC.
What to do for the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line cupcake trays
Whisk together all dry ingredients
Add in the coffee, oil and milk
After that is well incorporated, then you can add the vanilla extract and eggs
Bake cupcakes for 20-22 minutes
What to do for the frosting:
Beat cream cheese and goat cheese together with an electric mixer, or a very strong arm, until light and fluffy
Add powdered sugar, 1/2 at a time
Once your cuppy cakes have cooled enough, slap that frosting on!
I didn’t have a pastry bag, so I just used a ziplock with the tip cut off
I think goat cheese frosting is my brand new favorite frosting. Its SOOOOOO much tastier than just cream cheese frosting. Don’t get me wrong, I love cream cheese frosting, but the goat cheese lightened up the frosting just enough to not be overwhelming or too sweet.
Yea, these cupcakes were devoured.