These salted chocolate mocha cupcakes are enhanced with freshly brewed coffee and topped with flakes of salt. They’re fudgey and super delicious!
Coffee is a rather important staple in our household. It’s enjoyed by my husband and I most every morning and many afternoons as well. Up until recently, I purchased my usual bag of “big brand” coffee on each grocery trip without giving it a second thought. That is until my dear friend, Kimberly at The Little Plantation, reached out to me about joining other bloggers across the world to bring awareness to the poverty-stricken country of Malawi in Africa.
You see, Malawi has many coffee farmers who produce quality beans, similar to some other well known coffee producing countries, like Colombia, Brazil, and other parts of Africa. The problem is that Malawi isn’t as well known or as popular as some of the other countries, so they are often overlooked. Believe it or not, each product we choose to purchase drives demand and where the demand is, that’s where the money goes—whether it’s to the big-name corporations or the small, fair-trade farmers and artisans around the world.
My fellow blogging friends and I are here to hopefully show that there are other options out there besides what we see in the stores. Buying fairtrade when possible from struggling countries, like Malawi, can really help to make a difference in the lives of those poor, hard-working farmers.
We’ve all come up with a delicious recipe using coffee as the star and we hope you will be encouraged to try Malawi coffee for yourself soon!
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is for these Salted Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes! The moist, chocolate cake contains freshly brewed coffee, which really enhances the flavor of the dark chocolate. I also add a pinch of flaked sea salt on top of the whipped chocolate ganache which really balances all of the flavors nicely. Seriously, so, so good! It’s also gluten and dairy free, as well as vegan friendly!
Check out some of the other delicious coffee-inspired recipes coming to you from all around the world!
Twigg Studios—Winter Spices Coffee Cake
Bettina’s Kitchen—Coffee Crunch Chocolate Mousse
The Little Plantation—Vegan Malawi Coffee Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirl
Marrbell—Christmas Coffee and Vanilla Eggnog
Jenny Mustard—Tofu Skewers with Chocolate Coffee Sauce
Mademoiselle Poirot—Coffee and Hazelnut Buns with Orange Icing
Plants on your plate—Cream of Celeriac with Coffee Drizzle
Life Love Food—Zabaione al Caffé
The Green Life—Coffee Blondies With Homemade Nutella (vegan, gf)
The Full Helping—Coffee Brownies
At The Immigrant’s Table—Gluten-Free Jewish Doughnuts With Cardamom Coffee Cream
If you’re on Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #loveMALAWIcoffee to tag any of your coffee creations! Looking forward to seeing your delicious treats!
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