“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
As winter starts approaching, it brings with it a whiff of freshness in the air, the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee , the dew drops on the grass and the colorful blooms around. Not to mention the cold Cozy nights,warm blankets and hot chocolates.Winter is the perfect time for comfort, good food , warmth and of course its the time for home and family. When you think of winter and family how can you not think of the aroma of freshly baked bread and cakes in the Kitchen.
To welcome the winter, I made this Moist , Buttery cupcakes with a dash of coffee and cinnamon which in the winters is pure bliss. These cupcakes brings out the essence of winter when you can cosy up with a warm cup of coffee or Tea along with a book to enjoy these melt in the mouth buttery cupcakes.
In a filter coffee maker put 1 cup ofwater and 1 tbsp of Coffee powder and boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and collect the coffee liquor in a bowl. Set it aside.
Preheat oven at 180 degree. In a large bowl sift dry ingredients together. Strain it through a strainer. Take a spoonful of flour and coat the chocolate chips in it. Brush aside the rest of the flour .
Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat till sugar mixes well. Add the buttermilk, vanilla essence and mix everything well.
Now fold in the dry ingredients along with the 1 cup of Coffee liquor and mix everything till smooth.
The batter should be of pouring consistency.
Arrange Cupcake liners in a tray and pour the batter in the cupcake liner till 3/4th of the tin. tap the tray couple of times to release air. Place 3to4 chocolate chips cookies in each and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till the cupcakes are done. My Microwave Convention took 26 minutes to prepare the cupcakes. Insert a toothpick to check if the cupcakes are done or not.
If it comes out clean then your cupcakes are ready. or else you have to give it 5 more minutes in the Oven.
After the cupcakes cools down, mix the whipping cream, vanilla essence, sugar and cinnamon together and beat with and hand mixture till it forms a soft peak.
Place the mixture in an icing bag and squeeze icing on top. Continue squeezing the cream in a circle, creating layer of icing swirls.Lift the nozzle in such a way that it leaves a pointy end. Repeat the process with rest of the cupcakes.
Enjoy these cupcakes in this winter along with tea , coffee or just like that.