Breakfast, Desserts

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

People who know me are probably not surprised to see a recipe containing coffee – I am a true coffee addict. If you are the same, please try to make this delicious, soft and super satisfying Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes, it will not disappoint.

For the icing, I used mascarpone mixed with a little bit of coffee granulates and icing sugar. The combination of sweet cupcakes with the light, creamy and not too sweet icing was so perfect, I cannot wait to prepare this recipe again.

Make sure that you store the cupcakes in the fridge in airtight container and consume within 2-3 days. As an alternative, you can freeze the cupcakes without icing.

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing


  • 110 g unsalted butter
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 215 g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g natural yoghurt (full fat)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coffee granulates (1 tbsp if you prefer less coffee flavor in your cupcakes)
  • 80 g walnuts


  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp coffee granulates


  • Walnut
  • Coffee beans


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan)
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the sugar and butter (room temperature) until combined and has a light yellow colour.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  4. Add the flour mix to the butter mix and combine until getting a texture similar to sand.
  5. In the meantime, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, yoghurt and coffee granulates until smooth and add it to the flour and butter mixture.
  6. Use your hand or stand mixer to combine gently to get a smooth and airy batter.
  7. Add the walnut and fold into the batter.
  8. Place the cupcake batter into the cupcake/muffin tin lined with cases until 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and set is aside to cool down completely before decorating.
  10. For the icing, use your hand or stand mixer to mix the mascarpone, icing sugar and granulated coffee. Use a small spatula or a piping bag to decorate your cupcakes. Use walnut and coffee beans for decoration.
Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing

Enjoy and until next time,

Nora from My Honeycomb Kitchen

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