Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, can you believe it?! So today, I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes to celebrate the day – Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting!

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

This is a delicious and super easy recipe that I grew up eating and is one of my favorite desserts…EVER! Originally, this was a cake recipe, but for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make this into frosted chocolate Kahlua cupcakes!

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes without frosting

Of course, if you want to skip the Kahlua frosting (skip if serving to kids), the cupcakes are fabulous on their own. Seriously, my family can devour two dozen in two days!

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

How to make moist and delicious chocolate Kahlua cupcakes with Kahlua buttercream frosting.


Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

  • 1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 - 3oz. box Hershey's instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 T. Kahlua coffee liquer
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (substitute with chopped pecans)

Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 T. cocoa powder
  • 4 T. Kahlua coffee liquer
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line cupcake baking pan with liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and instant pudding.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream, oil, Kahlua, eggs, and vanilla. Add to the cake mixture and combine well. Mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips just until combined.
  4. Fill cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until set. Let cool and serve OR frost with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting.

Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, mix together butter, shortening, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and Kahlua.
  2. Add to piping bag with star tip and frost cupcakes.

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