Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Ganache
I am shocked it took me this long to write another cupcake recipe. After all, I am the self-proclaimed king of cupcakes! What flavor pairings do I crave? What kind of frosting would I want? How do Dark Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes sound!? (Now I just have to figure out how to stop myself from eating them all!)
Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes: A Fun New Spin on a Classic Recipe!
Plain ‘ol chocolate cupcakes are a thing of the past. There’s no need to hold such a delicious recipe back from reaching it’s full potential! I have been adding instant coffee to chocolate cake for a while now, mostly for moisture. The addition of freshly brewed coffee was a must, I was drooling over the thought! Next I needed to pair these Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with something fun, something to bring it all together!
Naturally, I went with a thick, creamy Peanut Butter frosting. To top it all off, I whipped together a velvety chocolate ganache. The flavor combinations are out of this world delicious. The insanely moist cake sits beautifully underneath the frosting, being slowly covered in the rich chocolate ganache.
WTF is Ganache!?
Ganache is defined as;
A whipped filling of chocolate and cream, used in desserts such as cakes and truffles.
I’m not sure if the same just sounds intimidating, but I often see people shy away from this delicious addition. Being guilty myself, this was my first ever attempt (vegan or non-vegan). I couldn’t have been happier with the results! Traditional ganache recipes call for Heavy-Cream, but I substituted for full-fat, canned Coconut Milk with a superb final product.