Three Shot Small Iced Latte with No Ice?

Inspired by What’s For Lunch Honey?’s Monthly Mingle, I decided to make some mocha cupcakes with a coffee whipped cream.

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Mocha: espresso and milk with a chocolate flavor mixed masterfully to produce a delectable drink. A devils food cake mix took care of the chocolate part. Now I had to figure out how to incorporate the coffee. At first I considered using drip coffee as the liquid, but after a bit of deliberation, I decided against it.

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Real mocha is not just a coffee flavor, it is defined by the rich espresso melding perfectly with the chocolate. So I took a little walk into the past and visited a local Peet’s Coffee and Tea. This was where I learned all I know about coffee. This was where I could get a fantastic triple shot espresso. To obtain the correct proportion of wet ingredients, my order sounded like this, “A three shot small iced latte with no ice, please.” Translated: three ounces of espresso and 8 ounces of cold milk in a twelve ounce plastic cup, please.

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The resulting cake had a wonderful, spongey texture, not at all dry.

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And the coffee whipped cream was absolutely delicious. I used Great Foods International ® Café Français Coffee Drink Mix. Not too sweet, but lots of coffee flavor.

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Mocha Cupcakes

1 box Devil’s Food cakemix

1 small box instant chocolate pudding

4 eggs

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk

3 oz. espresso

Mix all ingredients until well combined.

Divide evenly among 24 paper lined muffin cups.

Bake in preheated 350F oven 18-20 minutes.

 

Coffee Whipped Cream

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup coffee drink mix

Beat cream and drink mix using chilled whisk until stiff peaks.

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3 Responses to “Three Shot Small Iced Latte with No Ice?”

  1. karen, your anonymous stalker :) Says:

    Sandra! Where have you been making this? Do you have an oven in your dorm?!?! nom nom

    Hope your midterm tomorrow goes well!

  2. Meeta Says:

    Oh I am in muffin/coffee heaven! These sound delicious. Thanks for the entry!

  3. snooky doodle Says:

    these look yummy and chocolatey ahhhhh

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