It’s my birthday! Today is my 33rd birthday. I’ve never been huge on birthdays, but I’m always a fan of cupcakes (especially with sprinkles). These chocolate and espresso cupcakes with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting are seriously worth celebrating!
I can confirm that these beauties received the stamp of approval from my taste testers aka my coworkers. Based on reactions I’ve overheard when other people have brought in cupcakes, my coworkers are not fans of overly sweet treats and are not fans of “globs of frosting.” Luckily, I automatically reduce the sugar in pretty much all of my recipes AND I am terrible at piping so use a spatula to spread the frosting – something I learned from The Sprinkles Baking Book and the Queen of Cupcakes, Candace Nelson.