Well Martha… I’m back to testing one of your recipes. Keeping my fingers crossed these cupcakes turn out well. This recipe can be found at Martha’s website or her Living magazine (March 2010 issue) but is not included in Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes cookbook.
Irish Coffee Cupcakes from www.marthastewart.com
The first thing you need to know is the cupcake is an espresso cupcake and the whipped cream frosting contains the whiskey. What a drag! I was hoping to taste the two flavors together in a cupcake.
The batter is thick and, as the recipe states, only makes 15 cupcakes. So if you want two dozen cupcakes you’ll have to double the recipe. “It’s a good thing” to know before starting.
As I opened the oven door, I was enveloped with the aroma of freshly brewed espresso. Great! Now I need to make a cup to sip on while I write. And just so you know, I drink tea not coffee; the aroma is that good.
The cupcake is delicious. Yeah Martha! It is light, fluffy and moist. It does has the distinct flavor of espresso. If you find it to be too intense a flavor for you, you could use instant coffee instead of the instant espresso powder.
Marth’s recipes have been a bit of a let down for me lately but with this recipe Martha is back on the list of recipes to try. Thank goodness because Martha is our Queen.
cupcakelab rating: the good