Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
As difficult as it is to believe, summer is dwindling down and Autumn is upon us. We’ve enjoyed a long season of backyard barbecues, trips to the beach, creative play at home and late nights spent together. We’re getting ready for more structure, but this summer seemed extra long because our youngest kids don’t start back at their school until after Labor Day. So although our two high schoolers have been back in session for close to a month, summer has still been in full swing in our house while the two little ones were home. I have to admit I’m ready to get back to business. Once the cooler months are here though, there will be a few things I miss about summer, one of them being these delicious Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk.
There’s so much I love about these little servings of excellence. I love that they are made with delicious flavors (including 100% Arabica coffee that’s rich and never bitter), creamy almond milk and proteins. They are such a great pick-me-up during the past few months of ridiculous heat, and I love that the flavor is smooth and satisfying.
If you’re new around here, I’ll have to introduce myself. My name is Dawn, I’ve been writing my food and recipe blog for over three years, and most of it is written with the help of my favorite form of caffeine — coffee! I recently discovered these delicious little serving size resealable drinks – Gevalia Iced Coffee with almond milk. They come in three amazing flavors, caramel, vanilla and mocha. All equally delicious.
My favorite flavor though, unsurprisingly, is caramel. Caramel is always my favorite, but it also reminds me of fall. You know, all those recipes for caramel apple everything? I thought making some cute bite sized coffee cakes out of real actual coffee would be a fabulous idea, and let’s just go ahead and make it with the caramel flavored Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almind Milk. I’ve had a fun summer, we’ve relaxed quite a bit, but we’ve also done a lot too. We’ve been redecorating and reorganizing a lot of rooms and spaces in our home, so there’s been a lot of days where fatigue has taken over and these Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk have saved the day. When it’s triple digit weather, sometimes hot coffee just won’t do!
At the end of the day, one of my favorite pastimes is baking. It’s relaxing to me, and I love seeing a recipe come together. These little cupcakes are a breeze to make, they come together quickly and they make a great little cupcake type of muffin for mornings where you’re in a hurry. Perfect for the busy Fall season too! You just grab a cupcake and a Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk and you’re ready to start the day!
*Note: Recipe has been adapted by me from DamnDelicious.net – this recipe uses Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk in the cupcake batter and in the glaze. This recipe is not a Gevalia recipe.
Coffee Cake Cupcakes Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2.5 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons Caramel Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk
Crumble Topping Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup melted butter, cooled
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
Vanilla Bean Glaze Ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1.5 teaspoons Caramel Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, then begin making the cupcakes by adding the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Combine well, then set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the canola oil and egg, whisking together well. Add the Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk and mix well.
Add the crumble topping to complete it all. There will be tons of crumble topping, so don’t be shy! Use as much as feasibly possible, you want those coffee cake cupcakes piled high! Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes.
While the cupcakes are baking, prepare your glaze. Add powdered sugar, vanilla beans and the caramel Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk to a small mixing bowl, the stir together until smooth.
Serve warm, with a side of Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk in any flavor you desire.