These Blueberry Coffee Cake Cupcakes with Espresso Swiss Buttercream are everyone’s favorite breakfast items packed into. This might be a …
- 5 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups of flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 cup of butter (room temperature)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pint washed blueberries
- Preheat the oven 350° F and grease 3 8″ round cake pans (for a cake with three layers).
- Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder in a mixing bowl.
- In an electric mixing bowl beat butter, buttermilk, and sugar together on medium speed for 4 minutes.
- Add your eggs to the electric mixing bowl. Beat for another 2 minutes, and then add your flour mixture. Finish by beating for 3 minutes.
- Distribute your batter evenly across the three greased cake pans and bake them for 30 minutes.
- Check your cakes with a toothpick to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
- If not, continue baking at 10-minute intervals until a toothpick is dry upon removal.
- Begin making your icing by combining your espresso powder, cinnamon, and your vanilla extract in a small bowl.
- Using your electric mixer again whip 1 cup of butter, beginning on low speed and increasing the speed for 5 minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.
- Reduce the speed of the mixer and add your powdered sugar, a little at a time, until it is all fully incorporated.
- Mix on high speed again for another 2 minutes.
- Add your espresso/cinnamon/vanilla mixture to your whipped butter.
- Mix at medium speed for another 2 minutes.
- Once your cake layers are fully baked, pull them out of the oven.
- Place one layer on your serving plate and coat with a layer of your espresso buttercream.
- Sprinkle with blueberries.
- Repeat step 11 twice more by placing your last two layers of cake on top of your buttercream and frosting them.