Mocha Cupcakes with Mousse Filling

"Mocha Cupcakes with Mousse Filling"


4 1/2 cups white cake mix
3 1/2 cups brewed double strength GEVALIA Kaffe Dark Roast, cooled
6 oz. PHILADELPHIA Original Cream Cheese, softened
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted, cooled
8 oz. heavy cream
6 oz. PHILADELPHIA Original Cream Cheese
8 oz. Brewed double strength GEVALIA Kaffe Dark Roast, cooled
1/2 cup JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 cups prepared whipped topping
48 chocolate covered coffee beans
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. 1
    CUPCAKES: BEAT cake mix and coffee with mixer fitted with paddle attachment on low speed 20 sec. Stop mixer; scrape bowl and paddle. Beat 2 min. Use #24 scoop to portion 1.4 oz. batter into each of 48 (2-1/2-inch) baking cups (or into each of 24 baking cups for trial recipe). Bake in 300ºF-convection oven 13 to 15 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. (Note: Use the low-fan oven setting, or turn off the fan, to ensure evenly shaped cupcake tops.) Cool completely.
  2. 2
    MOUSSE Filling: Beat cream cheese with mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed 2 min., stopping occasionally to scrape bowl and paddle. Blend in chocolate. Gradually add cream, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with large tip; insert tip into top of each Cupcake to pipe about 1 Tbsp. Mousse Filling into center of cake.
  3. 3
    TOPPING: BEAT cream cheese with mixer fitted with whisk attachment on medium speed 2 min., stopping occasionally to scrape bowl. Gradually add coffee, beating until well blended. Add pudding mix; beat until blended. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with star tip; pipe about 1 Tbsp. Topping onto top of each cake, covering hole in center. Garnish with coffee beans and cocoa powder.


Cupcakes can be baked ahead of time. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or airtight container and freeze up to 1 month. Remove cakes from freezer as needed and place in cooler to thaw. Fill with prepared mousse, and continue as directed.

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