Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes

a perfect flavor combination
A perfect flavor combination
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For the cupcakes
100 g Butter well softened
100 g light Brown sugar
100 g Self-rising flour
2 Large eggs
2 tsp Instant coffee powder mixed with 3½ fl oz boiling water, then cooled
25g Walnuts chopped
12 halves Walnuts for the tops
1 pinch Salt
For the topping
200 g Mascarpone
2 tbsp light Brown sugar

Nutritional information

  • For the cupcakes

  • For the topping

Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes


These Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes really are a perfect flavor combination. Yes, this combo has been around for decades, but classics never go out of fashion, do they? The star of this recipe however is not the cupcake itself but the smooth and creamy coffee topping made from Italian mascarpone cheese with just a hint of sugar to sweeten it.

Start by making a simple cupcake batter from butter, sugar, flour, eggs, coffee and a pinch of salt. Once beaten, stir through walnuts and divide the mixture into 12 even cupcakes. Bake in the oven and make the mascarpone topping. The cupcakes taste best when they’re freshly iced, so if you plan on making these ahead of time, make the mascarpone topping and refrigerate it until you are close to serving. Beat the topping again and spoon it onto the cupcakes when you are ready to serve.

To make Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes

Steps to make Coffee Cream & Walnut Cupcakes


Heat the oven and prepare a cupcake tray

Preheat the oven to 355 °F. Line a cupcake tray with paper cupcake liners or grease each cup.


Make cupcake batter


Place 100 grams of butter, 100 grams of sugar, 100 grams of flour and 2 eggs with 4 teaspoons of coffee and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Using a handheld mixer, beat the cake batter until creamy.


Add walnuts


Stir 25 grams of chopped walnuts into the batter.


Transfer batter to cupcake tray


Divide the cupcake batter between each of the paper cupcake liners.




Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are light golden brown.


Leave to cool

Cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Make the topping


Using an electric hand mixer, beat 3 teaspoons coffee with mascarpone cheese and 2 tablespoons of sugar until smooth.


Top the cupcakes


Spoon a large dollop of coffee flavored mascarpone onto each cupcake and top each one with a walnut half.



Serve with afternoon tea or a mid morning coffee.

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Total Reviews: 21
Jocelynn Paliani

Delicious!! Loved them they were so tasty and making them was easy too.

Kaitlynn Hunnings

Aren't all eggs large tho? idek but this was goood as all hell and now my personal fav coffee cupcakes to bake.

Arely Baab

Good and simple recipe loved the taste and mix of savoury/sweet combination it does good for my tastebuds.

Ellen Hoerter

Coffee cupcakes is legit all i've asked for all my life lol, best thing to eat before a lonnnng day of work ahead of you and goes great with a latte besides it.

Nancy Sheely

So happy this isn't a boxed cupcake recipe making them from scratch always turns out better I just never knew how to until today.

Lindsay Caracoza

Never knew there could be so much walnuts in one cupcake recipe lol.

Amalia Bergert

Freaking PERFECT!! Loved the crunchy yet soft texture and the cream on the top was better than whipped!

Alisa Palzer

Baked these to perfection on my nephews birthday, huge success and he was extremely satisfied with the taste (-:

Kinslee Wallenberg

To be honest these just weren't that flavorful compared to the passion cupcakes not as sweet.

Mollie Jutson

Wish there wasn't coffee in this i don't want my daughter jumping around the house.

Briar Dibitetto

So much is going on so I thought it was a bit difficult.

Royal Lendo

These were some bomb cupcakes I throughly enjoyed them .

Celine Mcgarrigle

How did your cupcales rise so big without baking powder?

Paityn Jennewein

Replaced the walnuts for almonds instead the second time around cause they were just too hard to chew for my kids and crunched up almonds are cheaper to buy anyway.

Sky Grothaus

Took me a bit longer than 30 minutes but good.

Estelle Derra

Easy to make and fun to bake, wouldn't have it any other way! Thx for sharing.

Aubrianna Rodstrom

First time baking something on my own wish me luck.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Vegetarian cupcake recipe? Sign me up i'm ready.

Jolie Boczar

My husband had this for breakfast with some coffee and praised me for a solid 5 minutes lol, grateful for it.

Mavis Vollmann

Yummy!! Sooo tasty and simple too but next time i'll go more easy on the sugar.


Amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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