March 21, 2012

Perfect espresso chocolate cupcakes

Häromdagen insåg jag till min stora förfäran att min blogg saknar något grundläggande för en bakblogg. Nämligen det perfekta chokladcupcakereceptet. Jag menar, hur tusan ska jag kunna leva upp till mitt bloggnamn utan perfekta chokladcupcakes?! Det går ju inte.
Men nu, nu kan jag leva upp till mitt namn.
Vet ni vad mer jag insåg? Jag har inte visat en bild på mig själv på bloggen på 1 1/2 år, så då är det nog dags igen. Inte för att den här bloggen handlar om mig (fast kanske lite ändå, det är ju trots allt oundvikligt). Jag håller åtminstone i cupcakes på bilden. Då är det väl ok, eller?

Glöm inte att ta fram cupcakesen i rumstemperatur en bra stund före servering!
Recept på svenska följer efter bilderna!



In English:
The other day, to my horror, I suddenly realized my blog lacked something fundamental. The perfect chocolate cupcake. I mean seriously, how can I live up to my blog name when after 2 1/2 years of blogging I haven't posted the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe?! Not ok!
At last I can live up to my name.
These are truly perfect and chocolatey.

And you know what I just realized? I haven't posted a picture of myself on the blog in a year and a half, so I think it is about time. Not that this blog is about me (well, maybe a little). I needed something to send to magazines and such. At least I'm holding cupcakes in my hand. That makes it ok, right?

To me, espresso and chocolate is complete and utter perfection.











Choklad- och espressocupcakes
12 st
75 gram smör
1/2 tsk vaniljpulver
3 dl mjöl
1 dl kakao
1 tsk bikarbonat
1 tsk bakpulver
2 1/2 dl socker
1 stort ägg
1 dl starkt nybryggt kaffe
1 1/2 dl filmjölk (kan ersättas med mjölk)


Värm ugnen till 175 C. Sätt 12 st muffinsformar i en muffinsplåt.
Smält smöret, tillsätt vaniljpulver och låt det svalna. Sikta ned mjöl, kakao, bikarbonat, bakpulver och socker i en stor skål. Vispa ägget lätt tillsammans med filmjölken i en liten skål. Blanda kaffet med smöret. Häll i alla flytande ingredienser i skålen med de torra och vispa till en slät smet. Fördela jämnt mellan muffinsformarna, men fyll dem inte mer än 2/3 fulla. Grädda 17-20 minuter eller tills en provsticka är torr. Låt svalna på galler.


Espresso & chokladfrosting
200 gram mörk choklad (70%)
300 gram rumsvarmt smör
3 1/2 dl florsocker
1 1/2 dl kakao
2 msk stark espresso (kaffe går också bra)
1/2 tsk vaniljpulver

Smält chokladen i vattenbad och låt sedan svalna. Vispa smöret vitt och fluffigt. Blanda i florsocker och kakao och vispa tills frostingen är klumpfri. Häll i den smälta avsvalnade chokladen och vispa till en slät kräm. Tillsätt vaniljpulver och espresso och vispa ordentligt till frostingen är jämn och fluffig.

129 comments:

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    1. Thanks Steph :-) They were sooo good!

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  2. I don't like coffee but these look great!!!

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    1. Thanks! You can use hot water instead of coffee in the cupcakes and milk instead of espresso in the frosting!

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  3. WOW! These look devine and so seductive...the photos say it all! :-) Yum!

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  4. Fantastiske bilder til stor inspirasjon :)
    Fikk magasinet Journal Chocolat i dag i
    posten, måtte bare ha det - flott bilde...
    Gratulerer såååå masse ღ Ha en fortsatt
    fin uke, klem fra Mette

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    1. Tack snälla Mette! Vad kul att du fick tag på Journal Chocolat.. visst är det en underbar tidning?
      Ha en underbar vecka du med!
      Kram på dig

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  5. I do not have vanilla powder.
    Can you use Vanilla extract instead?

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    1. If using vanilla extract will the measurement be the same instead of the vanilla powder? Also, what kind of flour are you using? All purpose of cake flour?

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    2. If using vanilla extract will the measurement be the same instead of the vanilla powder? Also, what kind of flour are you using? All purpose of cake flour?

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  6. amazing, truly your photography is so inspiring and by god that frosting on the whisk looks amazing! (how did any of it manage its way onto the cupcakes?) Espresso and chocolate is heaven.

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    1. Thank you Jas :-)
      I know, right? But seriously, I felt so nauseous after taking these pictures I had to go lie down.. haha. Not because of the cupcakes though!

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  7. Hi there, can you please tell me what you mean by dl in your measurements? I am from New Zealand and we use "cups" etc down here :-)

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    1. dl stands for decilitre, a tenth of a litre. Just google "cups to dl" and you'll find converters :)

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    2. Thanks for the help :-)
      Here's a converter http://www.convertunits.com/from/cup+%5BUS%5D/to/deciliter

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  8. Wow, wow, what a great recipe and lovely looking cupcakes!

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  9. Oh my lord.... these are amazing. Are you are gorgeous!

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    1. Aww, thanks Natashia.. that is very sweet of you!

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  10. Great photos and interesting recipe.
    I am in love with all your photographs !

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  11. you are so pretty!
    these cupcakes look really good,
    I might sound silly but what does dl stand for
    and what is vanilla powder?

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    1. Thank you Lidia!
      Dl=deciliter
      You can find a converter here: http://www.convertunits.com/from/cup+%5BUS%5D/to/deciliter

      Vanilla powder is finely ground whole vanilla bean. You can replace it with vanilla bean or vanilla ectract.

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    2. thank you so much for the help (:

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  12. First: l-o-v-e the cupcakes. They do look perfect indeed.
    Second: Girl, you're stunning! You're such a pretty girl! {How come you don't weigh 200 kg?}

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    1. Hehe, thank you so much Eva!
      Well, I try to eat healthy food instead and I eat just one or two cupcakes and then give the rest away :-)
      I always have something baked at home though.. no exceptions!

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  13. Oj, är du vackert!! :) Och de där cupcakes ser ut jättegott. Måste baka dom och snart! Tack för receipet! Jag älskar din blog och bilder!

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  14. Vilka otroligt vackra bilder! Och det är alltid kul att se en glimt av skribenten tycker jag (fast jag är själv dålig på det) Ha en bra dag, Mvh Ida

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    1. Tack Ida!
      Ja, jag håller med dig, men det är alltid svårt när det gäller en själv.

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  15. det är något alldeles magiskt med Dig.

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  16. The Cupcakes looks so delicious that i will make it this saturday for my teatime =0) Thank yor for the reciepe and your pictures are looking fantastic.
    Greetings, Scrapbella
    www.scrapbella.com

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    1. Yay, hope they turn out delicious!

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  17. Åh, alltid lika vackra bilder! Det här receptet måste jag prova, så tack!

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  18. Fantastiske bilder av dine cupcakes som ser himmelsk gode ut!!
    Disse skal jeg så absolutt prøve meg på:)

    Keep up that fabulous baking & blogging <3

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  19. Går det att dela frosting-receptet på två? Om man vill ha lite mindre?

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    1. Absolut! Det här receptet ger rikligt med frosting så det räcker helt klart om man halverar, om man vill ha mindre.

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  20. Måste bara säga det att du är sjukt duktig ! Väldigt imponerad !

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  21. Som vanligt helt underbara bilder! och vad roligt att få se dig på bild! :)

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  22. Delicious recipe! I'll try to do them
    Lucía
    www.sevillaneando.wordpress.com

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  23. Those cupcakes look awesome, I will definitely try to make them. The picture of the whisk with the frosting is fantastic! Love your blog.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you'll like them :-)

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  24. This may be the most beautiful chocolate cupcake I've ever seen. Or at least the most incredible icing ;) I love this and awesome photos... I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

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    1. Thank you so much! Love the post :-)

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  25. Allt du bakar ser så fantastiskt fint och gott ut! Och du är väldigt vacker! Tack för en superbra och fin blogg!

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  26. Åhh vad gott det låter med kaffe i och vad fina bilder!!

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  27. Do I need to use instant or ground coffee?

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    1. You can use either! I used ground, but I don't think you will be able to tell the difference really.

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    2. What kind of coffee did you use?

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  28. Har just lagat av dessa chocklad- och espressocupcakes, och kan bara säga GUDOMLIGT GODA! Frostingen med 300 gr smör var dock lite för heavy för mig, så jag gjorde av min vanliga chockladfrosting, men bytte ut mjölken mot espresso, och det blev superbra! Tack för ett utmärkt recept! :-)

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    1. Åh, vad kul att höra! Tack!
      Ja, 300 gram låter kanske mycket men då snackar vi att man får MYCKET frosting... man kan halvera och ändå ha så att det räcker, då kanske det känns lite bättre!?

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  29. I just want to tell you I absolutely love your blog, every single recipe I tried from you, became an instant hit. You have some tastiest cakes in the world. Keep posting please.

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    1. That is so great to hear! Thank you so much for trying my recipes <3

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  30. Those are the most delicious sounding and looking cupcakes I have EVER seen! I'm not a great baker, but this i may have to try, it looks too good :)

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  31. What gorgeous photos!!!! Must find a conversion for dl measurements to make this!

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    1. Here you go: http://www.convertunits.com/from/cup+%5BUS%5D/to/deciliter

      And thanks!

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  32. Wow! Precis hittat hit! WOW igen!
    Har aldrig sett nått liknande! Vilken perfektion!
    Så duktig du är och va läckert allt ser ut!
    Var gör du av allt gott?
    Har du en butik el utb i detta?
    Kram Jenny

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    1. Tack Jenny!
      Jag äter och bjuder bort det mesta :-)
      Jag har varken butik eller utbildning.
      Kram!

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  33. WOW!!! Linda love this post, your recipe and photos look amazing xo

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  34. Hi, I stumbled onto your blog through This is Glamorous, and I just have to say that it's so beautiful, inspiring, and you're so incredibly talented! Thank you for sharing your photos and recipes!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming here Erica!

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  35. OMGGGGG, I can't beleive that until now I've found u. Ur blog, ur food, ur pics, ur style, all are so amazingggg. Incredible. So inspiring, Thanks a lotttttt :X

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  36. Vilken fantastisk blogg! Otroliga bilder och precis allt verkar gott! Vi sågs hos Linda och Christina när du var i Stockholm. Lycka till framöver!
    Varma hälsningar Ellinor

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  37. These cupcakes look so delicious,so yummy,so toothsome,so stunning - there are not enough words actually!I trust you when you say these are perfect!And who doesn't like chocolate?;-)
    I am going to bookmark/note this recipe down,of course!Have a little question though - does 'dl' refer to deciliter?

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  38. They look amazing! Actually, everything you make looks drooling... When did you start cooking or baking?

    Also, I would like to know what's the name of the font you used for "Espresso". Thanks a lot! Keep up the AWESOME work!

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  39. Your cupcakes looks really tasty! In this weekend I must try Your receipe - I love that set: cupcakes and espresso :) And I do like Your photos - they're beautiful! Greetings!

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  40. Love your use of low-key lighting here! The darkness makes the chocolate look so luxurious! How did you get the background so dark, but also so well lit? My favorite is the frosting on the mixing blade-- yum! Simply beautiful!

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  41. vilken fantastisk inspiration,
    och galet fina bilder!

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  42. i just made these cupcakes. SO GOOD!

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  43. WOW!!! looks fantastic!!!!!!

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  44. I live in France, so I replaced the buttermilk with "crème fraiche".
    The cupcakes were incredible! So tasty, so perfumed.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Underbart goda och vackra cupcakes :) Jag bakade dem till min sons dop i helgen och självklart gjorde de succé! Tack för receptet och en underbar site!

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  46. First I have to say that I've been following your blog for a while now and it is absolutely amazing! It is so inspiring and all your pictures are so beautiful :) This recipe looked so delicious that I had to try it out myself. Here's a link to my blog where you can see some pictures http://cupcakecarousel.blogspot.com/2012/04/espresso-cupcakes.html. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

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  47. Är inte den som brukar kommentera, men blev helt mållös av dina bilder. Tack så hemskt mycket för tonvis med inspiration!

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  48. Älskar dina bilder! skulle gärna ha dem som konst på mina väggar.

    Har precis bakat dina Choklad- och espressocupcakes. Har länkat från min blogg.

    Kram Malin

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  49. amazing! love this! (chocolate adiction...) and the pictures! so beautiful! (do you use natural light?)

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  50. I just discover your beautiful cooking blog...
    And I'm stunished of surprised !
    You are so talented... Your blog is SO beautiful... The pictures are so pretty !

    You should create a newsletter or a twitter account so that we can follow you more easily.
    Bravo !

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  51. Hi! I tried making the frosting, but it came out very thick and much lighter in color than yours. I had to add quite a bit of milk to make the frosting able to pipe. What did I do wrong?

    Thanks!!! I love your pictures!

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  52. I've seen many, many food blogs and I have to say that yours is one of the most beautiful one I've ever seen. Words cannot describe how talented you are. Your blog is AMAZING. These cupcakes look stunning too. I just have one question. How do you make all these mouth watering food, yet stay in shape?

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  53. ok, it's definitely NOT good, to look at that at half past midnight ;D

    they looks soooo tempting!! :)

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  55. Love your cakes - what is the best conversion for dl to grammes? or cups?

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  56. Omg, you are so pretty and I loooove your page!!!
    While surfing through the internet I found this site and it's awesome! So beautiful and sophisticated...
    Loves from Switzerland, I will try these cupcakes, thank you so much!
    Love your hair btw...

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  57. I really love this cakes. All images are very gorgeous. This is really delicious. Thanks for this post..

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  58. nice posting. thanks for sharing

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  59. Hej - har hittat din blogg efter att ha fått din bok som jag äääälskar!!!

    jag jagar bra recept på chokladmuffins till mina barn - det får alltså inte smaka kaffe... kan det här receptet funka ändå? Har du tips på vad man kan byta kaffet mot... mjök? o'boy? vatten?! Vad tror du blir bäst? (antar att det ändå är lika mängd vätska som ska ersätta..?)

    mvh Anonyma O

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  60. NU tror jag att jag kommit tilol himmelen??...men gud vad många härliga recept...lägger i favoriter..oh vilka ska man börja med först?
    Tusen tack för att du delar medd dig <3<3<3<3<3

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  61. Hi, I've got a question. I don't know how much grams is in one deciliter ? I hope you can help me.

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  62. The photos are great and the cup cakes look amazing.

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  63. i JUST made these... less than an hour ago and although i thought it was going to turn out denser than it did - it made for a delicious afternoon treat to enjoy with a cup of espresso!

    i used a few mini springboard pans to make individual personal-sized cakes and they were absolutely yum! thank you.

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  64. okay - i completely take back what i said above. i just enjoyed another mini cake that i baked from yesterday's batch and "omg! HEAVEN!" super moist and delicious - better than i remember!!! THANK YOU!

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  65. jag ska baka till 80 personer på mitt jobb nu när jag slutar, och då tänkte jag faktiskt göra dessa och dina choklate chip cookis..återkomer med hur det blev den 14:e december :-)
    Har du nåpgra tips när jag ska göra så många?
    Sjukt bra blogg, får mig att vilja baka varje dag!!
    Stor tack för att du delar med dig underbara du!
    Kram Sofie

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  66. hello)
    plz tell me what does it mean DL of sugar. is it a cup, or a glass)?

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  67. plz, tell me what does it mean DL?

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  68. hello)
    plz tell me what does it mean DL of sugar. is it a cup, or a glass)?

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  69. bakade dessa idag! och de blev helt fantastiska! bästa cupcakes receptet jag har provat :D fast använde vanlig mjölk istället för buttermilk och det blev ändå så bra! så tack! :D

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  70. Hi Linda,

    Is it possible to convert it to grams?
    I would like to try your Espresso Chocolate Frosting (:

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  71. It is really saved to shop from chocolates through online website. The payment gateway of it is really safe and secured.

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  72. Helt fantastisk! Du er min nye favorite blog ^^ Og familien elsker de her cupcakes!

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    1. Tack Rosleen! Så roligt att höra :-)

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  73. I have a cupcake blog called My Year of Cupcakes. I featured your Perfect Espresso Chocolate Cucpake recipe on Day 133. Here's the link if you wanna take a look: http://myyearofcupcakes.com/2013/12/11/day-133-perfect-espresso-chocolate-cupcakes/

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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