My masters thesis instructor was visiting Finland (yes, I’m a friend with a professor, we became friends when she was teaching me at the university, nowadays she’s living abroad) and she gave me a call that she was in my town. So I quickly baked something to go with the coffee. The recipe is modified from Koristeelliset kakut (Cake decorating) issue 10.


MOCCA CUPCAKES (9 small cupcakes)

75 g butter

0,5 dl sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp coffee

1 dl flour

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C
  2. Mix the butter and sugar until foamy
  3. Add the egg
  4. Add the coffee (strong)
  5. Add the flour, cocoa and baking powder (through a shifter)
  6. Fill in the paper cups (1/3)
  7. Bake for 15 min and let cool down

75 g butter

100 g mascarpone

100 g chocolate powdered sugar

100 g powdered sugar

  1. Mix all the ingedients
  2. Add the frosting and decorate