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Friday, January 13, 2017

Higlander Grogg Filled Cupcakes

Highlander Grogg Filled Cupcake

 My favorite flavored coffee is Highlander Grogg. A Wisconsin coffee company Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters shared the following recipe in a newsletter I receive. 
This was the first time for me to make a filled cupcake. 

We will celebrate the winners of the Think Snow giveaway with a cupcake!
Yippee to Kris of Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 
Sheri of Red Rose Alley

Coffee Buttercream Frosting
Caramel sauce and chopped hazelnuts on top.

 The batter has 1 cup of cooled coffee!

 Coffee Filling
1 16oz. container coffee flavored  mascarpone cheese

Highlander Grogg Filled Cupcake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup of cooled brewed Highlander Grogg Coffee
3 eggs
1/2 chopped hazelnuts  
( I did not put hazelnuts in my batter, I have a son who dislikes nuts in side baked goods.)
2 cup of sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 8oz. container sour cream
3/4 cup Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners.

In large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients. 
Add oil, coffee, and eggs. 
Mix thoroughly.
Fold in the sour cream, extract and nuts.
Spoon the batter into muffin cups.
Bake for 16-18 minutes until tester comes out clean.

Coffee Filling:
1 16 oz. container coffee flavored mascarpone cheese
12 oz. jar of caramel sauce - reserving 2 tbsp.

Mix ingredients thoroughly in medium mixing bowl.
Fill pastry bag and fill each cupcake with filling.

Coffee Buttercream:
1 stick softened butter
3 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup cooled brewed Highlander Grogg Coffee
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

In a medium bowl, beat 1 stick softened butter with 3 cups of powdered sugar.
Add 1/2 cup cooled Highlander Grogg Coffee.
Fill pastry bag with buttercream and frost cupcakes.
Drizzle caramel sauce and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Refrigerate cupcakes.



  1. Oh, that cupcake looks so tempting. I love nuts in my baking but my grandson has developed an allergy to nuts and peanuts so when he come I don't add the nuts or peanuts to my baking.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I don't have your brand of coffee but I'm suer any brand would work as well.
    I still haven't tried popping the giant corn kernel. They don't really look giant but are larger thanthe regular popping corn.
    I'll let you know how they are when I decide to pop some.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. OMGoodness! Something for a real coffee lover like me....now...if only I hadn't sworn off sugar and white flour. Well, have an extra cupcake or two for me, will you? I do like that coffee brand, too...but I only do unflavored coffees--except I might add a bit of sugar-free vanilla syrup to it when I am out and about.

    Have a good weekend. xo Diana

  3. Wow, I bet that cupcake smells as good as it tastes!! Mmm...and congrats to the winners of your mom's lovely work! Lucky ladies!

  4. Wow, that is a work of art! And I'm salivating just thinking about the flavor and the yumminess. ;-)

  5. It looks awesome and decadent! My favorite flavored coffee is gingerbread.

  6. Congratulations to the winners!!!! These cupcakes look tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. These sound so yummy!! I hope you're getting good weather and doing lots of snow shoeing!

  8. Yipppeeee!!! thank you so much :)
    I need to look for this coffee!

  9. These look so yummy. I am not a coffee drinker. Never have liked the taste of coffee. I know weird right?!! I do love the smell of brewing coffee but never could embrace the taste. Enjoy these yummy cupcakes.

  10. Oh, my....I want to try the coffee and the cupcakes! Is it your favorite (the coffee)????

  11. Congrats to the fortunate winners and those cupcakes look great.

  12. Congrats to your lucky winners! And those cupcakes are amazing! I'm glad you took pics to share! Hugs!

  13. Oh my goodness, caramel and chocolate make the greatest companions! This recipe sounds absolutely wonderful to try. Thank you for sharing it today, now you've made me hungry for some chocolate and caramel, lol!

  14. Congratulations to the winners and those cupcakes look/sound delicious!

  15. That cupcake looks absolutely delicious! Gosh, I've missed three of your posts. I need to do better. :)

  16. I like coffee, I like cupcakes, I'm sure I will like them together. Never heard of Highlander Grogg, but a very promising name :-)

  17. Looks amazin' - but rich! Highlander grogg needs investigating - grog is a type of rum, I thought. And the only Highlands I know stick to whisky (without the 'e').

  18. This looks delicious. I might want a scoop of coffee ice cream with it!

  19. That is one delicious looking cupcake...oh my goodness! I would have gobbled down the entire cupcake in under 1 second...LOL. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try not to make them, but I can't make any promises...LOL Love and hugs! Hope your year is off to a great start!

  20. Many congratulations to the winners.

    I've not heard of Highlander Grogg ...
    Those cupcakes look delicious.

    All the best Jan


High Fives from Wisconsin!