Mom Time: Double Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

by Linette

I love the flavor combination of chocolate and coffee. Mocha is my absolute favorite coffee! I really enjoy International Delight Iced Mocha #LightIcedCoffee. I’ve heard there was a new light version, but I haven’t tried it yet. Or at least I hadn’t until last weekend!

I get together with my sister and some other friends to have a scrapbook weekend a couple times a year. We always try to bring some delicious food to share. Everyone loves chocolate and coffee right?  I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe incorporating those two flavors into a cupcake. Yum!  So I worked out a basic recipe in my head, and this weekend while we were out shopping I headed to Walmart to pick up the ingredients I’d need. The first stop was the dairy aisle to pick up some International Delight Light Iced Mocha.

international Delight iced coffee

Then I headed to the baking aisle to pick up some dark cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, and some other items I’d need to make the cupcakes.

international Delight iced coffee 2

Then I met up with my son and my husband so we could head to the checkout! You can check out my entire shop here: International Delight Mocha Cupcakes Shop

When we got home I gathered up the rest of the ingredients I’d need and got to baking! I never know if a recipe I have floating around in my head will work out or not. This one definitely did, so I’ll share! The cupcakes looked yummy and tasted delicious.

International Delight double dark chocolate chocolate mocha cupcakes

Double Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Mocha Cream Cheese Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup International Delight Light Mocha Iced Coffee
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Chocolate Mocha Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1~ 8 ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ½ cup of butter (room temperature)
  • 4 ¾ cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3-4 teaspoons of International Delight Light Iced Mocha


1. Preheat your oven to 350`F.

2.While the oven is heating mix up the double dark chocolate mocha cupcakes. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cocoa in a medium mixing bowl.

3. In a large bowl combine the oil, International Delight Light Iced Mocha, sugar, eggs.

4. Add in the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, pouring slowly.

5. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes until well combined.

6. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.

cupcake batter

7. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full with batter.

8. Bake the cupcakes for about 18 to 20 minutes.

9. Place the finished cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.

Note: I like to use cake flour because it gives the cupcakes a little finer texture. You can use regular flour for the cupcakes if you don’t have any cake flour. You can find cake flour in the baking aisle with the cake mixes.

To make the Chocolate Mocha Cream Cheese icing:

1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.

2. Add the International Delight Light Mocha and confectioner sugar slowly while you mix.

3. Blend until the icing will hold its shape. If the icing is too thin, add a little more confectioner sugar, or refrigerate it for a few minutes to chill it. If it is too stiff add a little more Mocha, one teaspoon at a time.

4. Ice the cupcakes with a spatula, or use a round large decorating tip attached to a pastry bag to swirl the icing onto the cupcakes.

International Delight dark chocolate chocolate chip mocha cupcakes

The cupcakes turned out fabulous! Of course I had to have a glass of International Delight Light Iced Mocha to celebrate!  I love the iced coffee’s mocha flavor!  I can’t believe it’s a light version with only 100 calories per cup! Yum! I’m glad there’s plenty to have a couple more glasses.

I’m sure these cupcakes will be a hit with the scrapbook crew! They were definitely a hit with my family!

International Delight dark chocolate chocolate chip mocha cupcakes 3

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laura March 1, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Yummy! I never make my own icing, but this looks so good! I’ll have to try it.

Dawn March 2, 2013 - 1:21 pm

These looks really good and my husband loves mocha! Thanks!


Bonnie March 2, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Seriously, now I so want chocolate. I never gave a thought to using creamer our coffee in my baking, thanks.

Ashley T March 3, 2013 - 12:01 pm

That looks yummy! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

Amber K March 5, 2013 - 11:25 am

Thank you for this recipe – It looks so delicious and I have ID in my fridge now!

Sara @ The Football Wife March 5, 2013 - 4:17 pm

I’m sure the scrapbook crew loved them. They look amazing!!

Erica March 6, 2013 - 10:53 am

Okay, so I am totally hungry now. I’m not a big fan of coffee flavors, but these cupcakes sound great!

mryjhnsn March 7, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Holy awesomeness! All my favorite things and in a cupcake no less 🙂

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