Mocha cupcakes

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes plus cooling time

Makes: 12 large cupcakes

Ingredients

90g water

3g instant coffee

175g self raising flour

225g soft light brown sugar

50g cocoa powder

175g melted unsalted butter

4 medium eggs - separated

Large cupcake cases

Method

1.  Boil the water and dissolve with the coffee granules. Set aside to cool.

2.   In a bowl, sift the flour, sugar and cocoa powder together.

3.  In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add the egg yolks and add the coffee, then fold into the flour, sugar and cocoa powder mix.

4.  Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and fold, in three stages, into the chocolate mix.

5.  Spoon the mixture into paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven at 160ÂșC for 15 minutes.

6.  Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.