Espresso Cupcakes with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting

It was teacher appreciation week recently at my kids’ school.  I wanted to make the deserving and wonderful staff a sweet something to celebrate all they do for our kids.  Cupcakes are always a good idea…but I wanted to make a sophisticated treat for the teachers.  A coffee-flavoured cupcake is what popped into my head….

Chocolate Cupcakes

I have been making these chocolate cupcakes forever.  My children request them every year for their birthdays.  What I love about this recipe is that it requires only one bowl and it’s pretty foolproof.  The frosting I sometimes use for this recipe comes from the fine folks at Betty Crocker. Yes, I use store-bought frosting…