Mexi-Mocha Crumb Cakes

I am so happy one of my friends asked me to make these for her Grandfather’s 92nd birthday! These are so adorable, and who doesn’t love a classic cinnamon crumb cake?! Add chocolate and BAM these are perfection.

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temp
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using your hands, cut the butter into the flour until mixture comes together.
  3. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.

Mexi-Mocha Cupcakes: yield 16 each

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. regular or decaf coffee grounds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup room temp water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  1. Set oven to 325F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup whisk together the wet ingredients- add to the dry ingredients. Whisk batter together.
  4. Measure out the batter into the cupcake tins, filling each cup 1/2 way full.
  5. Generously add the crumb topping on top of the raw cakes.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes on the bottom rack of your oven, then transfer the cupcakes to the top half for the remainder of the baking- about 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from cupcake tin.

Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips- 4 ounces (1/2 cup)
  • heavy cream- 4 ounces (1/2 cup)


  1. Measure out the chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl.
  2. In a sauce pot, gently bring the cream to a boil.
  3. Pour cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes, then stir together. Hold at room temperature on top of the oven until ready to drizzle.
  4. Drizzle chocolate over crumb cakes, serve & enjoy!

My house smells so wonderful! The warm spice of the cinnamon, the decadent chocolate, wow. I can’t wait to try one of these! These are a great snack to have around the house, perfect with a fresh cup of coffee!

Thanks for reading today, I hope you find the time to make this recipe, you won’t be disappointed! Make sure to share it with a friend, and as always, happy baking! Cheers.

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