Triple Chocolate Skinny Mocha Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes: mocha cream cheese filling with sweet chocolate mocha buttercream #chocolate #mocha #cupcakes #recipes

I am using the term ‘skinny’ loosely… these babies have butter and sugar (and cream cheese- that you could easily switch to fat-free but I can’t guarantee the same taste)… but they also have delicious light iced coffee that comes in at only 100 calories!

To be honest, I’m not a coffee person.  I’m more of a I’ll take a splash of coffee with my cream and sugar type of person. My Dad is the biggest coffee drinker I know, even when it’s 100 degrees in the middle of a Texas summer.  He of course drinks his black, with no cream or sugar, compared to mine that could almost pass for chocolate milk.  I was really surprised when I tried the Mocha International Delight Light Iced Coffee, it is almost spot on for the flavor that I like.  It was refreshing with a subtle sweetness and well-blended taste of coffee.  

You can obviously see where my mind went next: how can I bake with this?  I decided to add the mocha iced coffee to cupcakes!  I didn’t want the flavor to bake out, so I did not add any to the mix.  I used my favorite box cake mix (Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge) and decided to add the mocha flavoring into the filling as well as the frosting.  Have you noticed that apparently I really love triple chocolate?

Triple Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes: mocha cream cheese filling with sweet chocolate mocha buttercream #chocolate #mocha #cupcakes #recipes

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my cupcake corer.  I got mine at Walmart a while back, but you can also find them online.  You could also use a knife to dig out the centers.

Triple Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes: mocha cream cheese filling with sweet chocolate mocha buttercream #chocolate #mocha #cupcakes #recipes

Triple Chocolate Skinny Mocha Cupcakes


  • For the cupcakes:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • For the filling:
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp Mocha International Delight Light Iced Coffee
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup Mocha International Delight Light Iced Coffee


Bake the cupcakes as directed by your mix. Allow to cool before removing the centers from the cupcakes. Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and iced coffee together until smooth. Fill each cupcake to the surface. Combine the softened butter with the cocoa and powdered sugar. Gradually add in the iced coffee until you reach your desired consistency.

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Trust me, even if you think that you aren’t a coffee drinker, you want to make these cupcakes and you want to try this light iced coffee.  After trying the Mocha International Delight Light Coffee for myself- I just might convert!  You can download a coupon here and try for yourself.

Triple Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes: mocha cream cheese filling with sweet chocolate mocha buttercream #chocolate #mocha #cupcakes #recipes

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17 Responses to Triple Chocolate Skinny Mocha Cupcakes

  1. Dawn Lopez says:

    OOh yummy! Your cupcakes look absolutely amazing! I tried the ID Mocha Light Iced Coffee too! Love it!
    Dawn Lopez recently posted…Light Mocha Tiramisu and Frozen Mocha Iced Coffee Recipes #LightIcedCoffee

  2. oh yum – you pulled me right in with that BEAUTIFUL frosting! I think i might be able to eat a whole bowl of THAT! pinning this recipe now! ♥
    northern cottage recently posted…DIY {Canvas Jewelry Holder}

  3. These look and sound amazing! Awesome pics :) I’ve never seen that iced coffee in my grocery store, but I’m definitely going to look for it next time I go!
    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection recently posted…Skinny Secrets: How to Healthify Recipes

  4. Shannon says:

    These look so yummy!! I am definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing:)
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}
    Shannon recently posted…Double Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

  5. These look so delicious! Just pinned for later :)
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  7. Kathie says:

    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!


  8. Wowza! Now that is how I like my cupcakes…full of goodness and piled high with glorious frosting! I really need to jump on that iced coffee train. Your cupcakes look amazing!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Spinach Artichoke Egg Casserole

  9. Winnie says:

    These cupcakes certainly look super beautiful and super delicious !!

  10. Jessie says:

    Wow.. I had no idea that triple chocolate and skinny went in the same sentence but apparently it does :) Great job these look amazing.. I really want to eat one right now! Pinned :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Wonders! Hope to see you again on Thursday.
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  11. Those look perfectly delicious!! We’d love for you to link this up at our party!

  12. Kathie says:

    I just wanted to let you know that your post will be featured later this evening on Show and Tell Saturday #6 on Sassy Little Lady! Have a great day!

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  14. amallia says:

    Very nice cupcakes. great pictures and it must be yummy

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