Starbucks Inspired Cupcakes

If you are a Starbucks lover you need to try these amazing cup cakes. I discovered this yummy recipe on Natventures Blog.  Be sure to stop by for a visit.

Starbucks Inspired Cup Cake

whipped cream filling


I can’t get over how cute these are!!  Coffee cake filled with coffee whipped cream, topped with coffee vanilla buttercream and caramel drizzle. Yum!

– coffee cupcakes from Leite’s Culinaria or make your own

– whipped cream (whip up 1C of whipping cream and add icing sugar and vanilla to taste. dissolve 1 tsp of instant coffee in 1 tsp of hot water and whip into the cream. The filling doesn’t need to be very sweet at all, it’s a nice contrast to the frosting)

– coffee buttercream (add 2-3 tsp of concentrated coffee in your favourite buttercream recipe)

– caramel drizzle (not “real” caramel but it’s a lot faster/easier than the traditional caramel)

To assemble, core your cooled cupcakes with a paring knife or a cupcake corer. Fill with whipped cream and add a spiral of caramel on top. Pipe your buttercream on and generously drizzle caramel all over. Finally cut up green straws into 3” lengths and point them in at an angle.

Definitely sure to be a hit.  Enjoy!