Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes {Cupcake Couture Blog Party}

Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes

It’s a cupcake party today! That is my favorite kind of party. The post is a little long so make sure to scroll all the way through so you don’t miss anything. The links for all 21 cupcakes are below, the giveway widget is in the middle and the recipe for my cupcakes is at the very bottom.

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An American Cupcake in London

Bella Cupcake Couture

Chronicles of a Foodie

Crazy for Crust

Creative Food

Cupcakes Take the Cake

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau

Eat Your Heart Out


Hoosier Homemade

In Katrina’s Kitchen

Inside BruCrew Life

Java Cupcake

Love From the Oven

Make Bake Celebrate

Not Just a Mommy

Sugar Daze

Sugar Swings! Serve Some

The Baked Equation

The Baking Cup

The Decorated Cookie

Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes

I was sent some cupcake wrappers from Bella Couture and asked to style a cupcake table to match. My wrappers are a pretty pastel pink, blue and brown. I decided to use the brown and make a latte themed table. I’m pretty obsessed with coffee so I made Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes and Coffee Glazed Madelines coordinated with the pink cutlery from Laguiole I got several years ago for Christmas and mismatched English china.

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It’s very easy to make a stunning table! I made a very simple table using items that I already had at home. I buy most of my style plates at knick knack shops in London and Bournemouth for £1 or £2 each. I used white cake stands and display plates so I could color coordinate napkins with the cupcake cases. I don’t actually own a tablecloth so I used a brown style picnic blanket as the backdrop and served everything on our coffee table.

Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes

Make sure to check out the other bloggers great cupcakes and the recipe for my matching Coffee Glazed Madelines was posted earlier today.

Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes



1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/8 cups light brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped


2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped

1 tbs espresso powder (dissolved in 1 tbs boiling water)

2-3 tbs milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F/160 C and line a muffin tray with paper cases. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar together for 5 minutes until fluffy, Add in the eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla.
  3. Add the butter milk and flour mixture in three additions until fully combined, starting and ending with the buttermilk. Fill each case 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Make the frosting. Beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla seeds and espresso for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add in the milk as necessary. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake.

Cupcakes adapted from Martha Stewart (frosting from An American Cupcake in London)

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  1. Jasmine

    Love the Hannah wrapper, thank u for the party invite :) Greensboro,NC

  2. Jasmine

    I luv the Hannah wrapper, thanks for the party invite, Greensboro,NC :)

  3. I love these flavors. So pretty!

  4. What a great flavor to put in those cute wrappers! Ours are very similar wrappers but we went completely different directions- love it!!

  5. Cindy Jensen

    I love the Meisha Birds and Blooms cupcake wrapper.

  6. i looooove the zebra wrappers!

  7. I am in love with the frosting in those pictures! I just want to take a big ole lick off the top! YUM!
    Thanks so much for joining us in this Blog Party!! <3

  8. These are beautiful and vanilla latte cupcakes sound so good! Love your table styling!

  9. Those are super gorgeous! That frosting sounds decadent!

  10. Love the sound of these. I can’t drink coffee but in desserts coffee doesn’t bother so I can imagine having one right now!
    Those wrappers are so adorable!

  11. Claudia

    I love coffee….i have to make these..they look delicious!

  12. OMG VANILLA AND LATTE…….TWO OF MY FAVORITE WORDS. I am going to have to try this recipe. The cupcakes are absolutely adorable in this wrapper. Perfect match.

  13. I love the Meisha- Bird with Cherry Blossoms. They are so pretty

  14. these look so cute and delicious!

  15. Amanda W

    I love the Hannah wrapper.

  16. Maribeth Murawski

    I love all of the Olivia Swirls cupcake wrappers. So elegant and pretty!

  17. nessa

    I love the Dorothy polka dots!

  18. Sugarswings

    Love the cupcake flavor with those cool wrappers! And madeleins too in the step up? Win!!

  19. Marilyn M.

    Would love to try this flavor! Thanks!

  20. Jessica Thornton

    I love the ones in the picture, it reminds me of Easter

  21. Laura

    I just looked for a half hour and I can’t pick just one. Looks like I’ll have to make a few orders: )

  22. Rose S.

    Your table style is right up my alley and I cannot wait to try out your recipe. Mine will never look as pretty but I’m going to do it anyway :)

  23. Marlene

    I love the Hannah black and white wrappers. Your cupcake recipe sounds wonderful.

  24. Londra Fleming

    I too am a coffee lover, can’t wait to try your recipe!

  25. Shawn J

    I like the Meisha- Bird with Cherry Blossoms
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  26. These look amazing, and that frosting sounds divine!

  27. These sound absolutely delicious! I am obsessed with coffee too!

  28. Your frosting looks incredible. I love vanilla bean cupcakes so I’d probably love vanilla bean latte cupcakes! They look delicious! :)

  29. I like the soft purple cupcake wrappers.

  30. I absolutely LOVED your photos and display. It felt like an intimate little meal on the countryside. It went so sweetly with the striped and polkadot cupcake wrappers. I’m so happy you participated in the Cupcake Couture Blog Party.

    My husband is from England (I met him in Covent Garden nearly 13 years ago) and we frequently go back to see family. We’ll have to meet up for a cupcake.


  31. Susan

    I love your entire table! The cupcake wrappers are too darn cute:)

  32. Sandy

    I really love animal prints so I have to say ZEBRA pattern!

  33. I really like the levender purple swirl wrapper. I like swirl and i love purple color

  34. I love Hannah Blue/Chocolate Brown and Hannah Red/Sea Blue cupcake wrappers!

  35. Wow – beautiful cupcakes.


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