Cupcake # 7: Coffee with creme filling

If you are anything like me, you need your coffee in the morning. Maybe you brew it at home, or maybe you like to pick it up at the Tim Horton’s drive-through, or perhaps you’re lucky enough to have good quality coffee available for free at your workplace. Whatever your method of aquiring it, you need it. No matter what.

So you already know what a disaster it is if for some reason there is no time to have your coffee right away. There has been many an occasion when I have overslept or been unable to find my travel mug in the morning and have no choice but to go to work without my caffeine fix. It is horrible – maybe not so much for me, but I’m assuming that it is unpleasant for my coworkers who have to deal with an unhappy me. Needless to say, I’ve been looking for a solution.

This is where the coffee cupcake comes in. No need for brewing. No need for a travel mug. You don’t need to remember to bring your wallet with you, or try to reach the coffee maker at work before your coworkers drink it all (or worse yet, pick up the carton of cream only to discover it is EMPTY!). Nope, with this cupcake all you need is your hand and your mouth. You can eat it on the way to your car or perhaps while you wait for the elevator.

I found this recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It of course has a predominate taste of coffee with an undertone of chocolate. There is a surprise filling of coffee-creme and a rich dark chocolate ganache topping. For a true caffieine buzz, each cupcake is garnished with chocolate covered coffee beans. It most certainly isn’t the healthiest breakfast, but I don’t care. No way am I saying no to sugar and caffeine first thing in the morning.

I’ll admit that for coffee addicts, this is not a true replacement for a real cup of joe. The chocolate covered coffee beans (my own idea, by the way) help a little bit but will I still be running next door at lunchtime to pick up a fresh cup of you know what? You bet your ass I will.

Thanks for stopping by today,

D.

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