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Choctoberfest continues today with a third recipe that can be made with our Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Cake Mix. This time we have Mocha Cupcakes.
Find out more about Choctoberfest
Choctoberfest is a two week celebration of all things chocolate organized by Allison at The PinterTest Kitchen. We have almost 70 bloggers posting recipes made with chocolate: everything from drinks to main courses to desserts. Plus we have a $350 prize package we are raffling off this Friday. So hop over to this post for 20 of my favorite chocolate recipes plus all of the details on the other bloggers and to enter the giveaway.
Caveman Coffee is the smoothest coffee I have ever tasted.
No lie. No hyperbole. That was my first thought when I tasted the coffee. And every cup I have made since I have felt the same. Each and every coffee bean in the picture above was carefully accounted for to make sure not a single one was wasted.
According to Caveman Coffee's website:
Each bean is grown under the UTZ certification and Rainforest alliance protocols for sustainability and natural growing practices. No pesticides are ever used on the plants, and they are watered by nature alone. They are hand picked, only when ripe, and wet-processed for drying. This process produces the highest quality dried beans for roasting.
Thank you, Caveman Coffee for sponsoring our Choctoberfest Giveaway (ends on Friday night so get over there and enter already!)
Let's talk cupcakes
This recipe uses the Cake Mix in a Jar I posted the other day but it is made with one very strong cup of coffee. You can get a printable version of the instructions here to attach to the jar.
I actually boiled 1 ¼ cups of coffee down to 1 cup to make it really strong. Then I topped them with a simple chocolate butter cream and sprinkles, because everyone loves sprinkles!
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- 1 jar homemade chocolate cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup very strong brewed coffee
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with wrappers.
- Stir together the ingredients of the jar. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in hot coffee (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cups cocoa powder
- 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
And here are some of the recipes from the other Choctoberfest Bloggers:
Until next time, happy eating.
Looks so good!!
Mocha is MY fall flavor (the hubs hates pumpkin, so we don't pumpkin spice anything around here...)