Get your chocolate and coffee fix with a Mocha Pecan Cupcake featuring white whole wheat flour, maple syrup and coconut oil.
Back when I shared about my family’s beach trips and my need for Shirley Temples and Frozen Custard, I totally forgot about one other essential component of a perfect trip to the coast. & that’s a Mocha Shake from Port City Java.
It’s essential that each trip involves multiple shakes – one when we get there, several throughout our stay, and one for the road trip home.
One time, on our way home, I had a little incident with my Mocha Shake.
I remember having on these awkward olive capri pants and being in a grumpy mood. After retrieving my freshly blended large Mocha Shake, I proceeded back to the car. I reached for the car door handle – and then – splat! I dropped my shake all over my pants and the cement 🙁
But just like always, my mom took care of things by proceeding back in and getting me a fresh shake.
After slurping down my shake, my mood had no other option but to improve 😉
I’m sure these cupcakes could have a similar effect.
They are slightly healthier than your regular cupcake, since they incorporate white whole wheat flour, maple syrup and coconut oil. They get their coffee flavor from a secret ingredient – Beardy Boys’ Pecan Joe Pecan Butter! Also, the frosting doesn’t have traditional powdered sugar – it’s just Pecans, Maple Syrup and Pecan Smash Pecan Butter! I was worried this frosting wouldn’t work, but to my surprise it was a winner and complements these Mocha Pecan Cupcakes.
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Disclosure: I received free Pecan Butter from Beardy Boys in exchange for developing a recipe. As always, all opinions and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support The Emotional Baker!