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These Iced Coffee Cupcakes Taste Like a Glass of Frosty Java

By: Susan Keefe - Published: Jun 28, 2012 • References: blogs.food24
Nina, from the blog 'Nina's Kitchen,' whipped up these clever Iced Coffee Cupcakes in honor of the balmy summer months. With temperatures on the rise, piping hot java simply won't do. Not surprisingly, dozens of frosty caffeinated concoctions are cropping up everywhere and these cute cakes are quick to copy.

In most cases, iced coffee takes on a slightly creamier texture than your usual early morning eye-opener. To capture the difference, Nina created a coffee flavored cream mouse to dollop on top of the cakes. Just below the snow-white mousse is a rich and airy chocolate version. Together they sit atop a decadent chocolate cupcake, creating a flavor experience similar to an iced mocha latte. To dress up the darling desserts, Nina added white cupcake sleeves that look uncannily like Styrofoam cups. As a final flourish she added a straw and handle fashioned out of dark chocolate.

Bite into your favorite summer beverage with these terribly tempting Iced Coffee Cupcakes.