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July 27, 2022

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

If you need a showstopper/easy dessert for a party, might I suggest these Mocha Icebox Cupcakes?  I made them this week (not for a party- just for us!) and they were a real hit.

As we know, my child loves anything coffee flavored (see: Mocha Meringues). 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Mocha whipped cream is dolloped in between each layer of chocolate wafer cookies and topped with an espresso bean covered in chocolate. With an afternoon stay in the fridge, you have these portable icebox cupcakes!  The whipped cream softens the cookie middles and leaves the edges still kinda crisp. The result? A dessert that tastes close to the coffee oreo ice cream we love!  Except there was no freezer or ice cream maker involved in the process. Hooray for simple, tasty desserts that satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth!

Ingredients involved:

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Start by whipping cream. Then add in the fun stuff. 

Fun stuff involved: confectioner’s sugar, instant coffee, and cocoa!

FUN

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

WHIP IT

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Who wants to lick the beaters?

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Line up your cupcake wrappers.

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Line the bottoms with a cookie. 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Layer a dollop of the mocha whipped cream in between each cookie. 

Gently smoosh down. 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Three cookies for each cupcake. 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Mocha whipped cream on top. 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Chocolate-covered espresso bean for the top. Boop! 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now they go in the fridge for at least 4 hours. 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I drove some to my friend’s house cuz SHARING IS CARING! 

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes - layers for mocha whipped cream with chocolate wafers! A great make-ahead dessert for a party! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Hooray for simple desserts with few ingredients.  

If you like this recipe for Mocha Icebox Cupcakes, you might enjoy this Lemon Icebox Cupcake recipe and even this Strawberry Icebox Pie

Mocha Icebox Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 
  • 1 9 oz. package chocolate wafer cookies
  • 12 chocolate-covered espresso beans

 

In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer until it starts to thicken. Add in the confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, and coffee granules and continue to beat until whipping cream forms firm peaks. 

Line a baking sheet with 12 cupcake wrappers. Place a chocolate wafer cookie on the bottom of each cupcake wrapper. Spread the tops of each cookie with a dollop of mocha whipped cream. Layer another cookie on top and continue with another dollop of mocha whipped cream and a layer of cookie until you have three cookies layered for each cupcake. Top the final cookie with mocha whipped cream. Place a chocolate-covered espresso bean on each icebox cupcake, cover baking sheet with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve nicely chilled.

 

  • Caroline L

    This looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe. Pinning for an occasion to make these…

  • Karen

    Tracy, this is genius! I can’t wait to try this out. We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the NW, and these look the perfect antidote!

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