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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